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A. G. SPALDING & BROS. 
GHIGftaO &]3D NEW YOI^. 




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j« aY 




1885. 



CONSTITUTION 



PLAYING RULES 



NATIONAL LEAGUE 



PROFESSIONAL B^SE BJJLL CLUBS, 



OFFICIAL PUBLICATION, 



Including the Proceedings of the League Congress held in New York, 1SS4 

and 1SS5, and the Official Fielding and Hatting Averages 'of 

Players in Championship Games in 1SS4. 



CHICAGO : 
PUBLISHED BY A. G. SPALDING & BROS., 

10S Madisov Stheet, 241 Broadway, 

CHICAGO. NEW YORK. 

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the yearoflSSs,byA. G. Spalding 
if' Sro*,, in the OJJice of the Librarian oj 'Congress, in Washington. 



CORRECT DIAGRAM OF A BALL GROUND. 



Centra 



■Right 



2d Baseman 







□ S % 



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.CATCHER 

UMPIRE 



Catcher's fence 




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A. A. A.— Ground reserved for Umpire, Batsmnn and Catcher. 

B. B. B. — Ground reserved for Captain and Assistant. 
C— Players' Bench. D.— Visiting Players' Bat lfack. 
E.— Home Players' Bat Back. 



INDRX 

TO THE 

ooisrsTiTXJTionsr. 

Section. 

Name . . . i 

Objects 2 

MEMBERSHIP. 

Members for iS84- 3 

Not more than One Club Member from any City. ....... 4 

Population of Eligible City 5 

Mode of Applying for Membership 6-7 

Election of Club Member 7 

Mode of Filling Vacancy in Club Membership 8 

Membership of Umpires, Managers and Players . 9 

Forfeiture of League Club Membership 10 

" Membership of Umpire, Manager or Player... . 11 

" Membership, how enforced, and effect thereof, . 12 

Forfeited Membership, how Revoked 13' 

Disqualified Persons, Secretary's Record and Notice .... 14 

DUES. 

Dues of League Club 15 

OFFICERS. 

President, Election and Duties of. 16 

Board of Directors, Election of 17 

Directors, Qualifications of. 18 

Board of Directors, Duties of 19 

" " " Meetings of 20 

" " " Reports of 21 

" " " Proceedings of, not to be Disclosed 22 

" " " Filling Vacancy in 23 

Secretary, how Elected 24 

to be Treasurer 25 

" General Duties of 26 

" to Record and Report Violations of Rules and 

Regulations 27 

Secretary, Salary and Guaranties 28 

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INDEX TO THE CONSTITUTION 



LEAGUE CLUB, UMPIRES, MANAGERS AND 

PLAYERS. 

Section. 

Club, Jurisdiction of its Affairs 29 

" " " Territory 30 

Restriction as to games 30 

Contract with Manager or Player 31 

Player not under Contract, what Games he may Play in. 31 

Notice of Contract with Manager or Player 32 

Release from Contract, Notification of 33 

" Effect of 34 

When Manager or Player may Engage with Another 

Club , 35 

When Manager or Player becomes Ineligible 36 

Clubs Forbidden to Employ Disqualified Persons 37 

" " " Play Clubs Employing Disqualified 

Persons 38 

Manager or Player, when to Report Grievances 39 

" " " Cause of Expulsion of 39-4° 

" " " " " Suspension of 41 

Umpire, Cause of Disqualification of. 42 

DISPUTES AND COMPLAINTS. 

Disputes between Clubs, how Adjudicated 43 

Complaint of Club against Manager or Player of another 

Club . .... 44 

Complaint of Reserved Player against the Club Reserv- 
ing him 45 

Complaint of Player under Contract against his Club. . . . 46- 

Appeal of Manager or Player 47 

When Director is Ineligible to try a Case 48 

Expenses of Trials and Arbitrations 49 

Decision of Joint Arbitration Committee Final 50 

PLAYING RULES. 

When Enacted and Amended 51 

CHAMPIONSHIP. 

Championship to be contended for yearly 52 

" Season 53 

" Games, What are 54 

" " Number of, in Series 55 

Tie, or Drawn Games, How Played off 55 

Home Club Entitled to Half of Series on its Grounds.... 56 

" " to Control Exhibition of Game 56 

" " to be Furnished Batting Order of Visiting Club 56 



OF PROFESSIONAL BASE BALL CLUBS. 



Section. 

Championship Schedule.. , 57 

Schedule Date not to be Changed Except 57 

Admission to Championship Game, Price of 58 

Correspondence Concerning Championship Games, by 

whom Conducted 59 

Receipts of Championship Games, Statement and Pay- 
ment of. 60 

Admission to Championship Games, how Regulated 60 

Clubs to Share Equally the Expenses of Umpire 61 

League Games Forbidden Prior to Championship Season 62 
Games between League and Non-League Clubs, Regula- 
tions Governing 63 

Games between League and Non-League Clubs, Division 

of Receipts (1,3) °3 

Games between League and Non-League Clubs, Penalty 

for Non-Payment (3, 4) 63 

Count of Forfeit Games - 64 

Drawn, Tie, or Postponed Games not to Count but be 

Played off. 65 

The Champion Club 66 

Emblem of Championship 66 

Mode of Deciding Championship 67 

ANNUAL MEETING. 

Time and Place 6S 

Delegates and Visitors 69 

Quorum 70 

Order of Business 71 

AMENDMENTS. 

Two-thirds Vote at Annual Meeting Required 72 



CONSTITUTION 



— OF THE- 



NATIONAL LEAGUE 



Professional Base Ball Clubs, 




188S. 



-iillOllint 



Section i. This Association shall be called "The Na- 
tional League of Professional Base Ball Clubs." 

objects. 

Section 2. The objects of this League are: 

1. To encourage, foster, and elevate the game of baseball; 
to enact and enforce proper rules for the exhibition and conduct 
or the game, and to make base ball playing respectable and 
honorable. 

2. To protect and promote the mutual interests of profes- 
sional base ball clubs and professional base ball players, and, 

3. To establish and regulate the base ball championship of 
the United States. 

MEMBERSHIP. JjAjdKj 

Section 3. This League shall consist of tho f a l l owing 
i m i uiul professional base ball clubs: 
Boston B. B. Association 
'Bw%l^B w S^ett H .', e f Lh r ffi 
Chicago Ball Club, of Chicago, III. 
Detroit B. B. Association, of Detroit, Mich. 



all clubs: &0 n/*-t*vf &v*^ I ~*~ 
on, of Boston, Mass. 7 (I "rn^, M/fa 
-Dr rf folo, >«. -¥■ /— *, -^ '"*■ 

" ago, 111. U A*X^ -O-v. 

if Detroit, Mich. . #-v_ 

New York Base Ball Club, of New York City. 

St. Louis Athletic Association, of St. Louis, Mo, l_^~~ 



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LEAGUE CONSTITUTION. * 7 

vj>ew Yc\k Ball Clu\ of New York City. ] ~ / VW\J .„, . 
Philadelphia Ball ClAb, of Philadelphia, Pa. I ^'V 

And suchNother professional ba\e ball clubs as may from 

timevQ_time bVelected tbunembersmp. \^ 

'Sm. 4. No club shall be admitted f-om either of -the citie s 
abovAiuuit'U, olhci than Hie citffis""THS?S!JHCfl7HEE§pR!CHfe 



no evenrshall there be more than one club from any city. 

7- Sec. +■ No club shall be admitted from any city whose 
population is less than seventy-five thousand (75,000), except by 
unanimous vote of the League. 

y Sec.-#- No club shall be admitted unless it shall first have 
delivered to the Secretary of the League, at least five days 
before the annual meeting, a written application for member- 
ship, signed by its President and Secretary, accompanied by 
documents showing that such club bears the name of the city 
in which it is located, and that it is regularly organized and 
officered, and, where the Stale Law permits it, chartered. 
Such application shall at once be transmitted by the Secretary 
to the President of the League, who shall forthwith refer it to 
a committee of three members of the Board of Directors, 
appointed by him, who shall immediately investigats and report 
upon said application; said report to be communicated to the 

f League through the Secretary. 

J Sec. if. The voting upon an application for membership 
shall be by white and black balls. Two black balls shall be 
sufficient to exclude the applicant, and no club shall be required 
under any circumstances, to state how it voted upon such 
application. Such election shall take place at the annual meet- 
ing of the League: Provided, That should any eligible club 
desire to join the League after the adjournment of the annual 
meeting, it may make application in writing to the Secretary of 
the League, who shall at once communicate such application, 
together with any facts in his possession concerning such 
applicant, to the President of the League, who shall refer it to 
a special committee of the Board, as provided in Section 6; and 
upon receipt by the Secretary of the report of said committee, 
he shall transmit such application and report to all League 
clubs, each of whom shall, within ten days, transmit one writ- 
ten ballot, for or against the admission of such applicant, to the 
Secretary ; and if two adverse ballots be not cast, then the Secre- 
tary shall, upon receipt of the annual dues, notify such club of 
its election. 

Sec. t; In case any League club shall forfeit its member- 
ship during the championship season, the Board of Directors 
may elect a non-League club to temporary membership in the 




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League, which election shall entitle such temporary club mem- 
ber, without the payment of League club dues, to play all the 
championship schedule games remaining unplayed.by the retired 
League club, upon the same terms and conditions as League 
clubs, except that such games shall not count in the champion- 
ship series, and such temporary membership shall terminate at 
the next annual meeting of the League. 

Svc.jf? The umpires, managers and players employed by 
I the clubs belonging to this League shall be considered and 
treated as members hereof to the extent of being always 
amenable to the provisions of this Constitution, and entitled to 
all its privileges in matters of dispute, grievance or discipline, 
as provided in this Constitution. 

Sec. mi The membership ^of any League club shall be 
forfeited : 10 

1. By voluntary withdrawal. 

2. By failure to have a representative present at the annual 
meeting of the League. 

3. By disbandment. 

4. By offering, agreeing, conspiring, or attempting to lose 
any game of ball, or failing to immediately expel any player who 
shall be proven guilty of offering, agreeing, conspiring or 
attempting to lose any game of ball, or of being interested In 
any pool or wager thereon. 

5. By taking part in any game of ball on Sunday, or allow- 
ing any game of ball to be played upon its grounds on Sunday, 
or failing to immediately expel any person under contract with 
it who shall, at any time during the term of his service, take 
part as umpire, player, or scorer, in any game ot ball on Sun- 
day. 

6. By selling, or allowing to be sold, upon its ground, or in 
any building owned or occupied by it, at any time during the 
championship season, any spirituous, vinous, or malt liquors. 

7. By allowing open betting, or pool selling, upon its 
grounds, or in any building owned or occupied by it. 

8. By employing or presenting as umpire, manager or 
player, any person disqualified or ineligible under any provision 
of this Constitution. 

9. By playing any game of ball with any club that is dis- 
qualified or ineligible under any provision of this Constitution. 

10. By failing to present its nine at the time and place 
agreed upon to play any championship game, unless the failure 
be caused by an unavoidable accident in traveling. 

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such club under the provisions of Section 60 of this Con- 
stitution. 

12. By failing to pay its annual clues on or before the 1st 
day of May of each year. 

13. By failing to pay its share of the expenses of umpires as 
provided in Section 61. 

14. By failing or refusing to comply with any lawful require- 
ment or order of the Board of Directors. 

15. By wilfully violating any provision of this Constitution, 
or of the Playing Rules adopted hereunder. 

Sec. 11. Tb^-inerjibershipqfjmy umoH-e, inap«rger or pbjyer 
of this League shaffbe fojiiSlted upotOhe^Msqualific^flon of 
such uu*p*ire, ^jaranager oKpiayer, under a<ny of th£*provisions 
of this Constitution. Q y*~ 

I ) Sec. ter To carry into effect the provisions of Sections 10 
■3a> i " H ' of this Constitution, the facts in any case coverecTby 
such sections must be reported to the Secretary of the League, 
. who shall at once telegraph the party charged with the specified 
offense, inquiring whether any dispute exists as to the facts 
ttj alleged. In case the facts are disputed, the Board shall at once 
^T try the case under such regulations as they may prescribe, and 
subuih their findingiUto each League club, which shall transmit 
f to the Secretary written ballots, " For Expulsion," or "Against 
* Expulsion ;" and if two-thirds of all League clubs vote " For 
J Expulsion," the Secretary shall notify all League clubs of the 
I forfeiture of membership of the party charged; and every club 
» shall, on or after the receipt of such notice, govern its inter- 
i. course with such expelled member by the prohibitions and 
penalties prescribed by this Constitution. F i h i l i i 'mr 1 , tlmt in nj. 
cases where the facts dp not admit pf dispute (ns in uisu uf Jfon- 
pa nncnrof dues), or were no rgfily to tjfe Secretary y'disriatch 
to the wirty gnarged with the oflrense is/cceivati by jiim .within 
t\v ^nty-four/hours, JJr whereXhe faofs are/not disputed, the 
Sacrojtary/iall for Jl with issujt his notice ofiforfeijure/f mem- 
bersjifip without submitting me matter to tlie Board, or to the 
League. Irrt v^^u^j *-C fc* v~ ffUj tU^sA , 
* Sec. ^'s^Any a i ulj; umpire, manager or player, having for- 

feited membership, shall not be readmitted, except by unanimous 
vote of the League. 

I ^> Sec. fcfr A list to be designated " the black list," shall be 
kept by the Secretary of the names of any persons who may be 
declared, by an affirmative vote of five League clubs, at^any 
regular or special meeting, to be unworthy of service in the 
League, as umpire, manager, or player, and any person so 
named shall be disqualified for employment by, or service in 




LEAGUE CONSTITUTION. 






any League club, until his name be removed from such list by 
unanimous vote of all League clubs at a regular or special 
meeting. (See paragraphs 4, 7 and 12 of League contract.) 
The Secretary shall immediately notify all League clubs of any 
name placed upon or removed from, such list of disqualified 
persons. 

DUES. 

Section - j(fT Every League club shall pay to the Secretary of 
the League, on or before the 1st day of May of each year, the 
sum of Ore" Hundred Dollars, as annual dues. 



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OFFICERS. 



Section - IK At its annual meeting, the League shall electa 
President by ballot. The President shall be ex officio chairman 
of the Board of Directors. He shall preside at all the meetings 
of the League, and shall call special meetings of the League 
when he may deem it necessary, or wherethereto requested by 
half of the clubs of the League. 

Should the office of President become vacant by death, 
resignation, or removal, the Board of Directors shall within 
__thirty days elect a President. 

/j Sec. Vf. The affairs of this League shall be conducted and 
controlled by five Directors, who shall constitute "The Board," 
and who shall consist of the President and four members, to be 
chosen at the annual meeting, in the following manner: The 
name of each club, except tiiat of which the President is a 
member, shall be plainly written upon a card, in full view of 
the delegates present, by the Secretary; the cards to be of the 
same size, shape, color and material. The cards shall then be 
placed in some suitable receptacle and well shaken together; 
thereupon four of these cards shall be drawn successively, and 
at random, and one delegate from each of the four clubs whose 
names are so drawn, shall, with the President, compose the 
Board, and if any club whose name is thus drawn be repre- 
sented by two delegates, such delegates shall name one of their 
number to be a member of the Board: Provided, That at any 
time after the adjournment of tli* annual League meeting, any 
League club represented on the Board may substitute another 
representative; such substitution to be attested by written notice 
to the Secretary, signed by the President of the League club, 
and, upon the receipt of such notice by the Secretary, such sub- 
stitution shall take effect, and the Secretary shall thereupon 
notify all League clubs. 

Ifo Sec. i$r- No person shall be qualified to act as Director, 
who is not an actual member of the Club he represents; nor 



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LEAGUE CONSTITUTION. 



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\j^ -shall any club, under any circumstances, be represented by 
,/\ more than one person on the Board. 

^5 Sec. iif} The Board shall have the general supervision and 
' management of all the affairs and business of the League, and 
shall be individually answerable to the League for the faithful 
discharge of their trust. / 77Uryyy\/^M 

Sec. •dsTrhe Board shall meet annually on the o tt flfliP g of V- 
the thlroTWsestffjy in November, at the plact where the annual 
meeting of the League is to be held, but may hold special 
meetings whenever urgent necessity may require. 

Sec. fc(j. The Board shall prepare a detailed report of all 
their doings, and present the same, in writing, to the League, 
at its annual meeting, which report shall, if accepted be tiled 
with the Secretary together with all official papers, documents 
and property which may have come into their possession by 
virtue of their office. 

Sec.£$ Any Director who shall disclose or publish any of 
I the- proceedings of the Board, except officially through the 
report of the Board, or when called upon by vote of the League, 
shall forfeit his office. 

Sec. 2/. In case of a vacancy in the Board by reason of the 
death, resignation, absence, or disqualification of any Director, 
the club of which he was a member at the time he was chosen 
shall designate his successor, and at once notifiy the Secretary. 
v *^ But if such vacancy is caused by the withdrawal, disbanding or 
i disqualification of a club represented on the Board, the Board 
' ^ may fill the vacancy by election in the same manner as pro- 
vided for the election ot Directors in Section sjb/^» 

Sec. 7\-. The Board shall elect a gentleman of intelligence, 
honesty and good repute, who is versed in base ball matters, 
but who is not iu any manner connected with the press, and 
who is not a member of any professional base ball club, either 
K in or out of the League, to be the Secretary of the Board and of 
■^ the League. 

Sec. 2Q The Secretary shall be the Treasurer of the 
5 League, and as such shall be the custodian of all funds of the 
^* League, receive all dues, fees and assessments, make such pay- 
ments as shall be ordered by the Board, or by vote of the 
League, and render annually a report of his accounts. 

Sec.&^- The Secretary shall have the custody and care of 
the official records and papers of the League; shall keep a true 
record of all meetings of the League and the Board, shall issue 
all official notices and attend to the riecessary correspondence; 
he shall prepare and furnish such reports as may be called for 
C by the Board, and shall be entitled to such books, stationery, 



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LEAGUE CONSTITUTION. 



blanks and materials as the actual duties of his office may 

require *p 

Sec. vfi> The Secretary shall keep a record of all infractions 
of the rules and regulations of the League that may come to 
his notice, and shall (except in cases covered bv Sections if 
and ij) make a report on the same to the President, who shall 
present iLto the Board at its next meeting. 

Sec. 2jf) The Secretary shall receive such salary as the 
Eoard, by vote, shall determine, and shall be reimbursed for 
all traveling expenses actually incurred by him in the service 
of the League; and the Board may exact from him such guar- 
antees for the faithful perfonnince of his duties as they may 
deem for the interest and safety of the League. At the expira- 
tion of his term of office, he shall account for and deliver up to 
the Board all the property and papers which may have come 
into his hands by virtue of his office. 



LEAGU] 



UBS, UMPIRES, MANAGERS, AND PLAYERS. 



Section «|r Each club belonging to this League shall have 
the right to regulate its own affairs, to make its own contracts, 
to establish its own rules, and to discipline, punish, suspend or 
expel its own manager, players or ether employes, and these 
powers shall not be limited to cases of dishonest play or open 
insubordination, but shall include all questions o( carelessness, 
indifference, or other conduct of the player that may be 
regarded by the club as prejudicial to its interests: Provided, 
That all club regulations must be made subordinate to and in 
conformity with the general regulations established by this 
League, and no club shall prescribe any rule or regulation in 
conflict with any provision of this Constitution, or the Playing 
Rules. (Secalso League contract.) 

Sec.^wB Every club member of this League shall have ex- 
clusive ccpltrol of the city in which it is located, and of the ter- 
ritory surrounding such city, to the extent of four miles in 
every direction from its corporate limits, and no visiting League 
club shall, under any circumstances — except with the consent 
of the local League club, until all League championship games 
on that ground shall have been finished, be allowed to play 
any club in such territory other than the League club therein 
located, nor shall a visiting League club play any game in 
April with any non-League club within the corporate limits of 
the city in which the League club is located, without the con- 
sent of the local League club. 

Sec/jA An Agreement may be made between a club and 
a manageif or player for services by the manager or player, and 
compensation therefor by the club, by telegram or other writ- 
ing, and notice of such agreement may be sent by telegraph to 



LEAGUE CONSTITUTION. 



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the Secretary of the League, specifying the term of service 
agreed upon, and the Secretary shall, immediately upon the 
receipt of such notice notify all League clubs and all Associa- 
tions, parties to the " National Agreement of Professional Base 
Ball Associations," that the said club has contracted with the 
said player for the period Specified, and the contract thus made 
and promulgated shall be valid and binding upon all. Provided, 
That within thirty days from the date of making such agree- 
ment, the club and the player shall further evidence such 
agreement by the execution of a contract in the form prescribed 
by the League (see League contract), and the Secretary of the 
League shall, upon application, furnish each League club a 
suitable supply of the printed forms of contract adopted by the 
League, and in the event that the said player shall refuse, 
within the said thirty days, to sign the said formal League 
contract, the said club shall notify the Secretary who shall at 
once place the name of said player on the " Black List," and 
the player shall thereupon become disqualified, and the Secre- 
tary shall issue notice of such disqualification as provided in 
Section 14 of this Constitution. 

No player, not under one of the two forms of contract speci- 
fied in this Section, shall be eligible to play in a League game, 
except, that in case a player shall meet with an accident, or be 
expelled by his club, any player who is not otherwise disquali- 
fied, under the provisions of this Constitution, may take the 
place of such expelled or injured player; but such player shall . 
not be eligible to play for more than five championship games 
in the nine of such club, without the contract and notice thereof 
required by this Section or Section 3IJ y 

Sec. 30 It shall be the further duty of a club ar tinrnuw it 
shall have entered into a formal League contract with a 
manager or player, to transmit said contract to the Secretary of 
the League. If the Secretary shall find the contract to be in 
the form adopted by the League, he shall indorse upon it his 
certificate to that effect, together with the date of its receipt by 
him, and at once return it to the contraciing club. The Secre- 
tary shall also enter upon his records the names of the contract- 
ing club, and manager or player, and immediately notify all 
other League clubs of such contract, unless the notice specified 
in Section 31 has already been issued. In no case shall the 
Secretary give such certificate, or give notice of such contract, 
unless it comply, in all respects, with the form of contract 
adopted by the League, and no such contract shall be regarded 
as valid or binding until it bears the Secretary's certificate as 
herein provided. 

Sec. 3/ Any player while under contract with a League 
club, who shall, without the consent of such club, agree to enter 




LEAGUE CONSTITUTION. 

the service of any other club after the expiration of such con- 
tract, shall be liable to expulsion by said League club. When- 
ever a club releases a manager or player without notice, or 
gives him twenty days' notice of release, in accordance with 
paragraphs 15 or 20 of the League contract, and whenever it 
suspends or expels a manager or player, that club shall at once 
notify the Secretary, stating in case of release, the date when 
the same takes effect, and In case of suspension or expulsion, 
the cause thereof, and the Secretary shall at once notify all 
other clubs of the League. 

Sec. 3^^-A jnanager otfplayer ^ho has been released from 
his contract, without suspmsion orfexpu!sion,/nay engage with 
any other cluBy tan da y e ^o m^lie^la t e o f H ie reception hy i * he 
1m I'uhuy nfyint ""*■'•'* ff such release, and ihe Secretary shall 
issue his noace of sucljrelease />n the date/of its reception by 
him. A player released und^r f ■■ ■ -^ ■ ■ ■ "jj- "j f f tb? T i ° B" ° 

'.he—nlna of tbe-ehib 
tit — if r otorued 




c ontract , 
releasing 

ran 
to play 
► which 
shall 
such 
day; 
Sec. 38. 



lays, fin 

act. hp Bl 



ieague contract, he shall be eligible 
leasing club during the period for 
the Secretary's notice of release 
ton the day/such period expires, and 
" ile to contract with another club ten 
fe Secretary's notice, 
manager or player whose contract has become 
void by reason of his club's disbanding, withdrawing from or 
losing its membership in the League, may engage for the 
remainder of the season with any other cliuTtMBaitays after the 
tteW=o£=*J»»» League Secretary's notice of such disbandment, 
withdrawal or loss of membership, P"— ■•'"', 'Pint , s. horl-4 -ffiy 
1 lull n lllllll in frnm thin T ii-mi ir- tfl hrf"""* flimsm 1 ""- rf •■"y 
other associationth3t-»*-it Jlaity [rxh£ > J|National Agreem ent 
of PrcjljssskmffrT?ase Ball AssociationsT* IrW-corrtra'cTstlicn 

, manager aiid.pla,y»rs'"shall 
force and effect 
-Sec. $L No manager or player who has been suspended or 
expelled from a League club, or suspended by the L eague, 
under the provisions of Section >4?oT this (JonslitutioiT^shall, 
at any time thereafter, be allowed to play with or serve any 1 
League club (either the one expelling him or any other) unless ' 
the term of suspension by the club has expired, or upon his ap. 
p?al to the Board, such suspension or expulsi on shall h avg_beeji. \ J 
set aside, or, -in any case under Section %"his name~snaTl have 
been removed from the black list by unanimous vote of the 
League, asprovided in said section. 

Sec. 35J No club shall employ as umpire, manager, scorer, 
or p'ayer, any person who has wilfully violated any provision 



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LEAGUE CONSTITUTION. 



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of this Constitution, or of the Playing Rules, or who has been 
i expelled from any club belonging to this League, or who shall 

be disqualified from playing with a club under any provision of 

this Constitution. 

Sec. 3$ No game of ball shall be played between a League 

club and any other club that has been expelled from member. 

ship in this League. No game of ball shall be played between 

a League club and any other club employing or presenting in 

its nine a player expelled or under suspension from the 

League. **"- chilli iny T m^ ii i lnl |'l'iv iii j i' i Ii *lr' u n - 
' jU^iUHtJi me during the same p laying_seaso,a. played a game, of 

ball with an y other ' cluo 'employing or presenting in its 
.— "in 1 * liny jil Ij i i i ii'Jn III il Hi' m^iiiiili il from the Leag ue : 

Provided, That in case the club . employing such expelled- or 
v suspended Leagtwplayer shall discharge such player from its 

'service, League clubs may thereafter play againsY such club, 

and against other clubs that may have played such club while 

employing such player. 

Sec. 39. Any manager or player who may consider himself 
aggrieved or injured by any act of his club, or of any officer, 
agent or employe thereof, shall make his complaint thereof to 
the President of the club when the club "nine" is at home. Any 
manager or player, under contract with a League club, who 
shall, without the written consent of such club, leave its 
service, or who shall be proven guilty of offering, agreeing, 
conspiring, or attempting to lose any game of ball, or of being 
interested in any pool or wager thereon, shall be at once ex', 
pelled by such club. 

Sec. %yT~ Any manager or player under contract with a 
League club, whose name shall bepUcedjuponthe bl ack l ist/\ 
provided for in Section ^jf'oTTMs'T^onsffiuTfblTT^firtn 
therein provided, shall, immediately upon receipt by such club 
of the Secretary's notice of such action, be discharged by such 
club from its service. (See paragraphs 4, 7 and 12 of the 
League contract.) 

Siic.^j Any person under contract with a League club, 
who snall/be guilty of drunkenness, gambling in any form, in- 
subordination, or of any dishonorable or disreputable conduct 
(except the offences requiring expulsion, specified in Section 
9tt) '"ay be suspended by such club for the remafnder of the 
playing season, or for the remainder of that and all of the 
ensuing playing season, at the option of such club. In case 
the club fails to take cognizance of such offences, the President 
of the League shall have power to inflict a fine not exceeding 
$200 (see if 6, League Con't). And during the period of said 
suspension, such person shall be disqualified from playing in or 
against or serving any League club: Provided, That" the club 
having made the suspension shall not have power to rescind 
It, or to curtail its duration. 



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CONSTITUTION. 



Sec. 4$ Any person who shall be proven guilty of offering, 
agreeing, conspiring or attempting to cause any game of ball 
to result otherwise than on its merits under the Playing Rules, 
or who, while acting as umpire, shall wJitwWy violate any pro- 
vision of the Constitution, or of the Playing Rules adopted 
' ereunder; afcnM be forever disqualifiedXfrom acting as umpire 
of any game of ball participated in by a League club. 



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DISPUTES AND COMPLAINTS. 



Section ^i The Board of Directors shall be the sole 
tribunal to determine disputes between clubs; the facts to be 
submitted, and the dispute adjudicated under such regulations 
as the Board shall prescribe in each case. The finding of the 
Board shall be final, and under no circumstances shall be recon- 
sidered, reopened, or inquired into, either by the League or any 
subsequent Board. 

Sec. 44^"The Board shall at once consider any complaint 
preferred by a club against a manager or player of another club 
(prior to the expiration of the championship season) for con- 
duct in violation of any provision of this Constitution, or 
prejudicial to the good iepute of the game of base ball, and 
shall have power to require the club to which such manager or 
player may belong, to discipline him, and, upon repetition of 
such offense, to expel him : Provided, That such complaint be 
preferred in writing, giving such particulars as may enable the 
Board to ascertain all the facts, and be transmitted to the 
Secretary, by whom it shall at once be referred to the Board. 

Sec. 4§ In case a player under reserve for the ensuing 
season by any League club, shall prefer a complaint, in writ- 
ing, to the Secretary of the League, against said club, alleging: 

1. That such club is in arrears to him on account of his con- 
tract for the current season, or 

2. That he has offered to enter into contract with such club 
for the ensuing season at a compensation of one thousand 
dollars for seven months' service, but that the said club has 
declined either to enter into such contract, or to release him 
from reservation. The Secretary shall at once transmit to the 
slid club a copy of such complaint and require an answer 
thereto. On receipt of such answer, or, if one week shall have 
elapsed without the receipt of an answer, the Secretary shall 
refer the papers in the case to the chairman of the Board. The 
Board shall, thereupon, try the case under such regulations as 
they may prescribe, and, should they find the player's com- 
plaints sustained by the facts they shall release the player from 
reservation and instruct the Secretary of the League to issue 
notice of such release, in like manner as if the player had been 
voluntarily released by the club. The Board shall also, should 



LEAGUE CONSTITUTION. 17 

they find the club in arrears to the player, require the club, 
under penalty of forfeiture of its membership, to pay to the 
player, within ten days, the full amount ascertained to be due 
him. a|( 

Sec. 4&r In case a player under contract with a League 
club shall prefer a complaint, in writing, to the Secretary of 
the League, against such club, alleging that such club is in 
arrears to him on account of such contract, the Secretary shall 
act in the matter as provided in the preceding Section, and, 
should the Board find the player's complaint sustained, they 
shall require the club, under penalty of forfeiture of its mem- 
bership, to pay to the player, within ten days, the full amount 
ascertained to be due him: Provided, That should the player 
refuse to serve the club pending action by the Board on his 
complaint, he will thereby forfeit the benefits of the award, and, 
in such case, the Board shall revoke its award. 

Sec. 4^. The Board shall also be the sole tribunal for the 
hearing of an appeal made by any person who shall have been 
expelled or suspended by his club. The matter shall be pro- 
ceeded with in the following manner: Such person shall, 
within thirty days after the date of the expulsion or suspension 
file with the Secretary a written statement of his defense, 
accompanied by a request that an appeal be allowed him. The 
Secretary shall notify the club of the request for an appeal, 
accompanying such notice with a copy of the appeal, and, at 
the next annual meeting, the club, by its duly authorized repre- 
sentative, and the appellant in person, by attorney or by written ' 
statement, shall appear before the Board with their testimony. 
The Board shall impartially hear the matter and render their 
decision, which shall be final and forever binding on both club 
and player. 

Sec. .|fy- No director shall sit in the trial of a cause in which 
his club is interested. 

Sec. M Any expenses [of trials or arbitrations shall be 
borne eqaally by the parties to the controversy. 



Sec.^cC In all disputes, complaints or questions arising under 
" The National Agreement of Professional B. B. Associations,'' 
between this League and any other association of clubs, party 
to such agreement, or between any club of this League and 
any club of any other Association, party to such agreement, 
the adjudication thereof shall be left entirely to the Joint 
Arbitration Committee provided for by such agreement, and 
this League will comply with and be bound by the award, find- 
ings or verdict of such committee in any such case, so long as 
this League continues a party to such " National Agreement," 




LEAGUE CONSTITUTION 



V 



PLAYING RULES 



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Section ■$**- The League, at its TWfc meeting, shall adopt a 
code of Playing Rules, which shall continue in force subject 
only to such alterations or amendments as may be made at 
subsequent annual meetings of the League. 

CHAMPIONSHIP. 

Section $£ The Championship of the United States, estab 
lished by this League, shall b»; contended for yearly by tne 
clubs composing this League. 

Sec. 51. The championship season may extend from the 1st 
day of May to (and including) the 10th day of October, and 
no game shall count in the championship series unless played 
during the championship season: Provided, That if the 1st 
day of May occurs on Sunday, the championship season shall 
begin April 30; and if the 10th day of October occurs on 
Sunday, the championship season shall end October nth. 

Sec. 5^- Every game played between two clubs from the 
commencement of the championship season to the completion 
of the championship series between such clubs, shall be a game 
for the championship, and no League club shall lend or 
exchange players, to or with each other, for any game played 
during the championship season. 

Sec. 5$ Each club shall play ihrlfflrn championship games 
(and no more) with every other club: Provided, however, That 
if any game be prevented by rain, or if a tie or drawn game be 
played, the visiting club shall play oft' such tie or drawn game, 
or game prevented by rain, on the first succeeding day (not 
counting Sundays, days previously agreed upon for champion- 
ship games between said clubs, or days when rain renders 
playing impossible), within the dates of the same schedule 
series between such clubs, if any remain open; and if not, such 
game may be played off on any open date between any two 
series on the same grounds : Provided, That if such a game be 
due on the completion of the first schedule series between two 
clubs, and be not played off until the next schedule series be- 
tween such clubs on the same grounds, it shall be played off on 
the first open date of such series, if there be any. 

Sec. 5&i- Each club shall have half of the championship 
series of 'games with every other club played on its own 
grounds; and in all the details of such games that do not involve 
the rights of the visiting club under the Playing Rules, but 
relate solely to such games as attractive exhibitions to the 
patrons of the home club, the visiting club shall defer to the 
wishes of the home club, and the visiting club shall furnish to 



LEAGUE CONSTITUTION. 



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a person designated by the home club the batting order of its 
nine by 10 o'clock on the morning of the day of each game. In 
case of the failure of any visiting club to furnish the batting 
order of its nine as herein stipulated, it shall forfeit the sum of 
ten dollars, which amount shall be immediately transmitted to 
the Secretary of the League upon the receipt of notice from 
him of the infliction of such fine, which notice shall be given 
by the Secretary upon receipt of complaint from the home club. 

It shall be the duty of the home club to furnish the manager 
and captain of the visiting club with a list of the batting 
order before the commencement of the game. The visiting 
club shall have the right to practice its nine on the grounds of 
the home club between n and 12 o'clock A. m. on each day 
of its visit during the championship season. 

Sec. 5(t~ All championship games shall be arranged for in 
writing, and so as to complete the championship series by the 
expiration of the championship season. Such written arrange- 
ment shall be made by such method as the League shall direct, 
before the beginning of the championship season, and shall 
consist of a schedule and agreement relating thereto, which 
agreement shall be signed by every League club, and the 
schedule and agreement filed with the Secretary of the League, 
and a copy thereof, bearing his certificate as to its correctness, 
furnisheu by the Secretary to every League club. The sched- 
ule shall provide for an equal number of return games, and 
specify the date of each game, and the dates of each series of 
games. No date in said schedule shall subsequently be changed, 
except (1) by written agreement of two clubs, from a date 1 
fixed by the schedule for a game between such clubs to another 
day between the first and last date of the same schedule series 
between such clubs; or (2) as provided in Section 55; or (3) by 
the written consent of all the League Clubs. 

Sec. 5q* The price of admission to championship games 
shall be fifty cents for each adult person, and no money or 
tickets paid for admission shall be refunded in any case in which 
the game is interrupted by rain. 

Sec. 5<9 In correspondence between clubs, all letters and 
telegrams concerning umpires, dates, and other matters per- 
taining to championship games, to a club at home, must be ad- 
dressed to and answered by its President, or by an officer of 
such club designated by its President to act for him in such 
matters, the Secretary of the League to be notified of such des- 
ignation. If such communication;, be made by another club 
when at home, they must be addressed by and answered to its 
President or his representative as above provided ; and if the 
corresponding club be absent from home, they must be ad- 
dressed by and answered to its manager. 




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LEAGUE CONSTITUTION. 



Sec. Sw At the conclusion of each championship game, the 
Home club shall deliver to the manager ot" the Visiting club 
(and shall transmit by mail to the Visiting club a duplicate of 
the same) a statement of the receipts of said game, and shall 
pay to the authorized agent of such Visiting club the sum of 
fifteen (15) cents for each and every person admitted to the 
grounds to witness such game, or any part thereof, or admitted 
to the grounds for any other purpose during or prior to such 
game, or the hour appointed therefor, excepting only players 
of the contesting clubs, poiicemen in uniform, and necessary 
employes of the home club. 

The number of persons admitted to the grounds shall be de- 
termined by the use of the necessary number of self-registering 
turnstiles, the keys of which shall be delivered to the agent 
of the Visiting club before the opening of the grounds for each 
game; and said agent of the Visiting club shall have the right 
to affix a seal to the register, or box, of such turnstile, and the 
box of such turnstile shall not be removed until after the close 
of the seventh inning; and in case a carriage gate is used, a 
ticket for each person admitted through such gate shall at once 
be delivered to the agent of the Visiting club. 

SiS>6i. Th"e>Secretary shaTKbe authorised to drqw upon 
each clu», on the^th day of eaoh month, dicing the term of 
service 01 the staffs" League umpires, for a sitn not toeKceed 
one hundred and eignty dollars, foV the paymerkof the salaries 
and expenses ot such umpires. (Se«_also Par. ij, Sec. 10.) 

Sec. (nr- No game shall be played between League clubs 
before the commencement of the championship series. 

Sec. £>{} No game shall be played between any League club 
and any non-League club, or picked nine, upon the grounds of 
any League club, from the commencement to the completion 
of the championship series upon such grounds, except that any 
extra players of the Home club may so play while the Home 
club is absent from the city. No game shall be arranged or 
played between any League and non-League clubs, or picked 
nines,. for or upon any " oft" days" of the championship series, 
except as above provided, and upon the following express condi- 
tions: 

1. If a League championship game be prevented by rain or 
unavoidable accident on the day (not counting Sunday) preced- 
ing the day agreed upon for such non-League or picked-nine 
game, then the latter shall be declared oft", so as to allow the 
Leagued ubs to play the championship game on that day, 

2. All such games shall be played under such rules, with 
such ball and such umpire, as may be mutually agreed upon 
by the League club And i.he non-League club. 

3. The non-League club shall, unless otherwise agreed by let- 
ter, telegram or other writing, pay the League club, immediately 



LEAGUE CONSTITUTION. 21 

upon the termination of play without reference to the number of 
innings played, the sum of one hundred dollars, or one-half the 
gross receipts of such game, in case the gross receipts shall 
exceed two hundred dollars; and it is to be distinctly under- 
stood that the "gross receipts" include all levenue derived 
trom the exhibition, whether taken at regular or carriage gates, 
or for admission to grounds, grand stands, or to other special 
privileges of the grounds ; also, that the visiting club shall have 
sole control of all gates, and cf all entrances to grand stands, 
or other special ground privileges for which extra fees are 
charged. And the non-League club shall pay the League club 
filty dollars in every case where a League club shall present its 
nine in the city or town of such non-League club, prepared to 
play at the time appointed for such game, and the game be 
prevented by rain, or by any cause other than the refusal by 
such League club to play such game. In the event of the re- 
fusal or failure of any non-League club to pay the sum, or 
sums, due, as stipulated, the League club shall at once tele- 
graph such fact to the Secretary of the League, who shall 
forthwith notify all other League clubs by telegraph; and no 
League club shall thereafter play such defaulting club 
until the full amount due be paid the League club, which 
League club shall, in case of such payment, notify the Secre- 
tary, and he the other League clubs, by telegraph. 

4. In any case not covered by the first condition specified in 
this section, a League club having agreed to play a non-League 
club upon the grounds of the latter, and failing to present its 
nine in the city or town of such non-League club, prepared to 
play at the time appointed for such game, the League club' 
shall pay the non-League club the sum of filty dollars or such 
other sum as may have been mutually agreed upon, as the 
penalty of such default. 

Sec! 6f . A club shall be entitled to forfeited games — to 
count in its series as games won by a score of nine runs to 
none — in cases where the umpire in any championship game 
shall award the game to such club on account of the violation 
by the contesting club of any playing rule of this League; and, 
in the event of said forfeiture being caused by the withdrawal of 
the players during the pi - ogress of the game, then the club so 
withdrawing its players shall incur a penalty of three hundred 
dollars, which shall' be payable to the Secretary of the League 
within ten days thereafter. 

Sec. 6/f^^rawn, tie, and postponed games shall not count 
in the series as games (but any games of not less than five 
innings shall be included In the averages), but must be played pj 
off, if possible, as provided in Section $j£ II _ th^y~cnTrnoT _ tro t ^ 
played off as therein provided, they may subsequently be 
played oft", if sufficient time exist before the close of the season. 



22 LEAGUE CONSTITUTION. 

Sec. 66? The club which shall have won the greatest per- 
centage of games in the championship series, shall be declared 
the champion club of the United States for the season in which 
such games were played. In the event that two or more clubs 
shall have won the same percentage of games then the 
Board shall at once arrange a special series of three games be- 
tween any two of such clubs, such games to be played in the 
month of October, and the games so played shall be included in 
the championship record, and counted in determining the award 
of the championship. In such case only the provisions of this 
Constitution prohibiting the playing or recording as champion- 
ship games, games played after the expiration of the champion- 
ship season, shall have no effect. 

The emblem of the championship shall be a pennant (of the 
national colors), to cost not less than one hundred dollars ($ 100). 
It shall be inscribed with the motto, " Champion Base Ball Club 
of the United States," with the name of the club and the year 
in which the title was won, and the champion club shall be en- 
titled to fly the pennant until the close of the ensuing season; — 

Sec. 6{I The championship shall be decided in the follow- 
ing mannjer: 

Within twenty-four hours after every match game played , 
for the championship, the home club shall prepare and forward 
to the Secretary of the League a statement containirg the fulll 
score of the game, according to the system specified in the 
" Playing Rules," the date, place where played, and names of 
the clubs and umpire: Provided, That no lie or drawn game 
shall be considered "a game" for any purpose, except the 
averages; and provided further, that in any case where the • 
Secretary shall not receive the score of a championship game^ 
withih five days after the playing of such game, the club, 
whose duty it is to forward such score, shall pay to the League 
the sum of ten dollars as the penalty of such default. 

At the close of the season, the Secretary shall prepare a tab- 
ular statement of the games won and lost by each club, accord- 
ing to Ihe statements so sent him (which statements shall be 
the sole evidence in the matter), and submit the same, with the 
statements so sent him, to the Board, who shall make the 
award in writing, and report the same to the League at its an- 
nual meeting. In making the award the Board shall consider; 

i. The tabular statement of the Secretary. 

2. Forfeited games. 

3. Games participated in by clubs which have withdrawn, 
disbanded, or forfeited their membership without completing 
their championship series with all other League clubs; such 
games shall be counted to the following extent: The Board 
shall ascertain the least number of championship games played , 
by such club with any club remaining in the League, and shallt— 



LEAGUE CONSTITUTION. 23 

from the first game participated hi during the championship 
season, by such retired club, count in the series of each League 
club a similar number of games, and all other games participa- 
ted in by Bush retired club shall not be counted in the 
championship scries: Provided, That if such retired club shall 
have failed to play at least one championship game with every 
League club, all games participated in by it shall be thrown 
out entirely. 

--W^/ytL^ ^ANNUAL MEETING. 

V- Section 68) The annual meeting of the League shall be held 
on th\T2««rt Wednesday -iftun tin lliiiil 'rVrnthr in November 
of each year, at twelve o'clock noon, and at such place as shall 
have been determined by vote at the previous annual meeting. 

Sec. 6fo At such meeting each club shall be represented, 
and shall be entitled to two representatives, and to have, in ad- 
dition thereto, any of its officers or ex-officers present at such 
meeting ; but no club shall be permitted to send as a representa- 
tive any person under contract or engagement as a ballplayer, 
and belonging to the nine of such club in said capacity; they 
shall present a certificate from the President or Secretary of 
their club, showing their authority to act; but no club shall 
have morethan one vote. 

Sec. \fa. A representation of a majority of clubs shall consti- ' 
tute a qiTorum for the transaction of business, but a less num- 
ber may adjourn from time to time until a quorum is obtained. 

Sec. 71. The following shall be the order of business: 

t- Reading minutes of last meeting. 

2. Report of Board of Directors. 

3. Reports of special committees. 

4- Election of new members. 

5- Amendment of Constitution. 

6- Amendment of Playing Rules. 

7- Election of officers. 
8. Miscellaneous business. 
9- Adjournment. 

<*j> \ AMENDMENTS 

section 72. The Constitution or Ptaying Rules of this 
League may be altered or amended by a two-thirds vote of the 
J League at any annual meeting ^ ^"filu^^^, 



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INDEX TO PLAYING KULKS. 



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RULES AND REGULATIONS. 



RULE. 

The Ground i 

The Infield 2 

The Bases 3 

The Foul Lines. 4 

The Pitcher's Lines 5 

The Catcher's Lines 6 

The Captain's Lines 7 

The Players' Lines 8 

The .Players' Bench 9 

The Batsman's Lines 10 

The Three Feet Lines 11 

The Lines Must be Marked 12 

The Ball 13 

of what composed (1) 13 

furnished by Home Club (2) 13 

replaced if injured (3) 13 

" " lost (4) 13 

TheBat 14 

FIELD RULES. 

Open Betting and Pool Selling Prohibited 15 

SaleofLiquor Prohibited 16 

No Person Allowed on Field During Game 17 

Players not to Sit with Spectators 18 

Penalty for Insulting Umpire 19 

Penalty for not Keeping Field Clear 20 

Restriction as to Addressing Audience 21 



INDEX TO PLAYING RULES. 
THE PLAYERS AND THEIR POSITIONS. 



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RULE. 

Nine Players on each Side 22 

Players' Positions 23 

in the Field (0 23 

at the Bat (2) 23 

Order of Batting (3) 23 

Restriction as to Occupying Catcher's Lines (4) 23 

DEFINITIONS. 

A High Ball 24 

A Low Ball 25 

A High or Low Ball 26 

A Fair Ball 27 

An Unfair Ball...: 2S 

A Balk 29 

A Dead Ball 30 

A Block 31 

A Fair Hit 32-34 

A Foul Hit 33-34 

A Strike 35 

A Foul Strike 36 

"Play" 37 

Time" 38 

"Game" 39 

An Inning 40 

AT^meatBat 41 

Legal or Legally 42 

THE GAME. 

Number of Innings 43 

Drawn Game 44 

Forfeited Game 45 

"No Game" 46 

Substitute, when Allowed 47 

Choice of First Innings 48 

When Umpire Must Call "Play" 49 

Game Must Begin when " Play " is Called 49 

When Umpire May Suspend Play 49 

" " " Terminate Game 49 

Rain, effect of, in Terminating Game (4) 43 

" " » " « 44 

" " " " " 46 

" Definition of. 49 

" Umpire's Duty in Case of 49 

Batsman Must Call for Ball He Wants 50 



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INDEX TO PLAYING RULES. 



RULE. 

What Umpire Must Count and Call 50 

When Batsman is Out 51 

" " becomes Base-Runner 52 

Base-Runner must touch Bases in Order 53 

" " when entitled to hold Base 53 

" ' " . " take one Base 54 

" " " required to return to Base 55 

No Substitute Allowed for Base-Runner 56 

When Base-Runner is Out 57 

When Umpire shall, without appeal, declare player "Out" 58 

When Ball is not in Play until Returned to Pitcher 59 

Block, effect of. 60 

Run, when to be Scored 61 

Fines on Pitcher 62 

" " any Player .63 (4,) 68, 69 

Player not to Address Umpire 63 

" " " Audience 21 

" " use Improper Language (4) 68 

" to Obey Umpire's Orders (4) 68 

THE UMPIRE. 

Selection of Umpire 64 

Disqualification of Umpire (3) 64 

Removal of Umpire. .. . (4) 64 

Duties as to Materials of Game (1) 65 

" " Ground Rules (1) 65 

" " Reversal of Decision (2) 65 

Changing Umpire during Game 60 

Expulsion of Umpire 67 

Umpire's Jurisdiction and Powers 68 

Umpire lo give Notice of Fine (5,) (6) 68 

" " " " Forfeited Game (6) 68 

Special Penalties 69 

Scoring Regulations 70 

CONSTRUCTION AND AMENDMENTS. 

Construction of Rules 71 

Amendment of Rules 72 






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PLAYING RULES 



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NATIONAL LEAGUE 

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Professional Base Ball Clubs ; 

1888. 



ADOPTED IN PURSUANCE OF SECTION 51 OF 
THE LEAGUE CONSTITUTION. 

CLASS I. 

THE MATERIALS OF THE GAME. 

Rule i. The Ground must be an inclosed field, sufficient in 
size to enable each player to play In his position as required by 
these Rules. 

Rule 2. The Infield must be a space of ground thirty yards 
square. 

Rule 3. The Bases must be 

(1) Four in number, and designated as First Base, Second 
Base, Third Base and Home Base. 

( 2 ) The Home Base must be of white rubber or while stone, 
twelve inches square, so fixed in the ground as to be even with 
the surface, and so placed in the corner of the infield that two 
of its sides will form part of the boundaries of said infield. 

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(3) The First, Second and Third Bases must be canvas bags, 
fifteen inches square, painted white, and filled with some soft 
material, and so placed that the center of each shall be upon a 
separate corner o£ the infield, the First Base at the right, the 
Second Base opposite, and the Third Base at the left of the 
Home Base. 

(4) All the Bases must be securely fastened in their posi- 
tions, and so placed as to be distinctly seen by the Umpire. 

Rule 4. The Foul Lines must be drawn in straight lines 
from the outer corner of the Home Base, through the center of 
the positions of First and Third Bases, to the boundaries of the 

Ground. £&&* > ^ 

Rule 5. Tie Pitcher's Lines must be straight lines forming/ 
the boundaries of a space of ground, in the infield, w> ft'L'L lung 
by four feet wide, distant fifty feet from the center of the Home 
Base, and so placed that the six feet lines would each be two 
feet distant from and parallel with a straight line passing 
through the center of the Home and Second Bases. Each cor- 
ner of this space must be marked by a fiat iron plate or stone, 
six inches square, fixed in the ground, even with the surface. 

Rule 6. The Catcher's Lines must be drawn from the outer 
corner of the Home Base, in continuation of the Foul Lines, 
straight to the limits of the Ground back of the Home Base. 

Rule 7. The Captain's Lines must be drawn from the 
Catcher's Lines to the Limits of the Ground, fifteen feet from 
and parallel with the Foul lines. 

Rule 8. The Players' Lines must be drawn from the Catch- 
er's Lines to the limits of the Ground, fifty feet from and par- 
allel with the Foul Lines. 

Rule 9. The Players' Benches must be furnished by the 
home club, and placed upon a portion of the ground outside 
the Players' Lines. They must be twelve feet in length, and 
immovably fastened to the ground. At the end of each bench 
must be immovably fixed a bat-rack, with fixtures for holding 
twenty bats; one such rack must be designated for the ex- 
clusive use of the Visiting Club, and the other for the exclusive 
use of the Home Club. 

Rule 10. The Batsman' Lines must be straight lines form- 
ing the boundaries of a space on the right, and of a similar 
space on the left of the Home Base, six feet long by four feet 
wide extending three feet in front of and three feet behind the 
center of the Ilome Base, and with its nearest line distant six 
inches from the Home Base. 

Rule i i. The Three Feet Lines must be drawn as follows : 
From a point on the Foul Line from Home Base to First 
Base, and equally distant from such bases, shall be drawn a line 



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on Foul Ground, at a right angle to said Foul Line, and to a 
point three feet distant from it; thence running parallel with 
said Foul Line, to a point three feet distant from the center of 
the First Base; thence in a straight line to the center of the 
First Base, and thence upon the Foul Line to the point of 
beginning. 

Rule 12. The lines designated in Rules 4, 5, 6, 7, S, 10 and . 
II must be marked with chalk or other suitable material, so as 
to be distinctly seen by the Umpire. They must all be so 
marked their entire length, except the Captain's and Players' *§> 
Lines, which must be so marked for a distance of at least thirty- ^L, 
five yards from the Catcher's Lines, or to the limits of the <3 
grounds. \ 

Rule 13. The Ball. I 4 

(1) Must not weigh less than five nor more than five and jj 
one-quarter ounces avoirdupois, and measure not less than nine^S 
nor more than nine and one-quarter inches in circumference. ^ 
It must be composed of woolen yarn, and contain not more , %^ 
than one ounce of vulcanized rubber in mould form, and be s 
covered with leather. It must be furnished by the Secretary of 1^ 
the League, whose seal shall be final evidence of the legality of L 
the ball. Tg 

(2) In all games the ball or balls played with shall be fur- j^ 
nished by the Home Club, and become the property of the win- ^* 
ning club. 3 

(3) Should the ball become out of shape, or cut or ripped so 3 



ed as to be unfit 
being appealed to 



as to expose the yarn, or in any way so injur 

for fair use in the opinion of the Umpire, on „. 

by either Captain, a new ball shall at once be called for bv the 

Umpire. 

(4) ^hnnld Hip lull l B liwt Umlug IHtf'yume, tlielimpite 
shalrr-nt-the- e.ipi i a riorrof five minutes, call for a nevTball. 

Rule 14. The Bat. 

(■) Must be made whollyofjvopd^xcerjt^ that the ^handje^ 
m ay be wound with twine,' not to exceed eighteen lrTcliesTfom 
the end. A s 

( 2 ) It must be round, except that a portion of the surface 
may be flat on one side, must not exceed two and one-half 
inches in diameter in the thickest part, and must not exceed 
torly-two inches in length. 



CLASS II. 

FIELD RULES. 

Rule 15. No Club shall allow open betting or pool selling 
upon its grounds, nor in any building owned or occupied by it 



." Rule 16. 



PLAYING RULES. 



No Club shall sell or allow to be sold upon its 
grounds, nor in any building owned or occupied by it, any 
spirituous, vinous or malt liquors. 

Rule 17. No person shall be allowed upon any part of the 
field during the progress of the game, in addition to the nine 
playersion each side and the umpire, except such 1 (peers of the law 
as may be present in uniform to preserve the peace. 

Rule 18. Players in uniform shall not be permitted to seat 
themselves among the spectators. 

RuCe 19. The umpire is the sole judge of play, and is 
entitled to the respect of the spectators, and any person offer- 
ing any insult or indignity to him, must be promptly ejected 
from the grounds. 

Rule 20. Every Club shall furnish sufficient police force 
upon its own grounds to preserve order, and in the event of a 
crowd entering the field during the progress of a game, and 
interfering with the play in any manner, the Visiting Club 
may refuse to play further until the field be cleared. If the 
ground be not cleared within fifteen minutes thereafter, the 
Visiting Club may claim, and shall be entitled to, the game 
by a score of nine runs to none (no matter what number of 
innings have been played). 

Rule 21. No Umpire, Manager, Captain or Player shall 
address the audience during the progress of a game, except in 
case of necessary exolanation. 

CLASS III. 

THE PLAYERS AND THEIR POSITIONS. 

Rule 22. The Players of each club, in a match game, shall 
be nine in number, one of whom shall be the Captain 
Rule 23. The Players' Positions shall be 

(1) When in the field (designated " Fielders " in these 
Rules) such as may be assigned them by their Captain, except 
that the Pitcher must take his position within the Pitchers 
Lines, as defined in Rule 5. 

(2) When their side goes to the bat the}' must immediately 
seat themselves upon the Players' Bench, and remain thereun- 
til the side is put out, exctpt when batsman or base runner. All 
bats not in use must be kept in the bat racks, and the two pl.iv- 
ers next succeeding the Batsman, in the order in which they 
are named on the Score, must be ready with bat in hand to 
promptly take position as batsman : Provided, That the Cap- 
tain, and one assistant only, may occupy the space between the 
Players' Lines and the Captain's Lines, to coach Base-Runners. 



PLAYING RULES. 31 

(3) The Batsmen must take their positions within the Bats- 
man's Lines, as defined in Rule 10, in the order in which they 
ar * named on the Score, which must contain the batting order 
of both nines and must be followed, except in case o£ disability 
of a player, in which case the substitute must take the place of 
the disabled player in the batting order. 

(4) No player of the side at bat, except when Batsman, shall 
occupy any portion of the space within the Catcher's Lines as 
defined in Rule 6. 

CLASS IV. „ 

DEFINITIONS. 

Rule 24. A High Ball is a ball legally delivered by the 
ditcher, over the Home Base, higher than the belt of the Bats 
man, but not higher than his shoulder. 

Rule 25. A Lmv Ball is a ball legally delivered by the 
ritcher, over the Home Base, not higher than the Batsman's 
belt, nor lower than his knee. 

Rule 26. A High or Low Ball is a ball legally delivered 
t>y the Pitcher, over the Home Base, not higher than the Bats- 
man s shoulder, nor lower than his knee. 

Rule 27. A Fair Ball is a ball delivered by the Pitcher 
while standing wholly within (he lines of his position, and 
^V\S the batsman. wrth-boHi fast touching the ground while 
"^"^■g-aiiv. <>!;<-■ of the Kciius ot motions he is accustomed to- 
"W*»4 n drliVpn-nj 11 i,.,j| Hthrlnt, the ball, so delivered, to 
pass over the home base and at the height called for by the 
Datsman. Ar-violatiaa_oi_th»- rule shall be declared a "FoyJ 



...,>tre,-fmd two -Foul Balks shall entitle the 
'Mte' nantnrnUofiwtta se. 

,"? 28 - An Unfair Ball is a ball delivered by the Pitcher 
sin k u ](, 2?) except tnattne oal i (j ocs not p ass over tne H on ,e 

<x ?' °!\ es not P ass ov e"" the Home Base at the height called 
for by the Batsman. 

KULE29. A Bali is 
Whfi. V t V- e Pitcher > when about to deliver the ball to the bat, 
of »K ■ mg witllin the line* of hi* position, make any one 
th P K e ii Sent>s of motions he habitually makes in so delivering 
'"■ nail to the bat, without delivering it. 

ami I£ lhe ball . be held b y the Pitcher so long as to delay the 



gamc unnecessarily; 



or, 



h 



If delivered to the bat by the Pitcher when any part of 
I rson is upon ground outside the lines of his position. 

Pitche E n°" A Dcad Bal1 is a bal1 delivered to the bat by the 
at or a toi, chcs the Batsman's bat, without being struck 

Dositin ^ ?u rt of t,le Batsman's person while standing in his 
ner«^ n ' w ' thout heing struck at, or any part of the Umpire's 
Person, without first passing the Catcher. 



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Rule 31 . A Block is a batted or thrown ball that is stopped 
or handled by any person not engaged in the game. 

Rule 32. A Fair Hit is a ball batted by the Batsman, 
standing in his position, that first touches the ground, the First 
Base, the Third Base, the part of the person of a player, or any 
other object that is in front of or on either of the Foul Lines, 
or (exception) batted directly to the ground by the Batsman, 
standing in his position, that (whether it first touches Foul or 
Fair Ground) bounds or rolls within the Foul Lines, between 
Home and First, or Home and Third Bases, without first 
toiictiing the person of a player. 

Rule 33. A Foul Hit is a ball batted by the Batsman, 
standing in his position, that first touches the ground, the part 
of the person 01 a player, or any other object that is behind 
cither of the Foul Lines, or that strikes the person of such 
Batsman, while standing In his position, or {exception) hatted 
directly to the ground by the Batsman, standing in his positson, 
that (whether it first touches Foul or Fair Gro.ind) bounds or 
rolls outside the Foul Lines, between Home and First, or 
Home and Third Bases, without first touching the person of a 
player 

Rule 34 When a batted ball passes outside the g ounds, 
the Umpire shall decide it fair should it disappear within, or 
foul should it disapper outside of the range of the foul lines, 
and Ru es 32 and 33 are 10 be construed accordingly. 

Rule 35. A Strike is 

Ci) A ball struck at by the Batsman without its touching 
his bat; or, 

(2) A ball Iega'ly delivered by the Pitcher at the height 
called for by the Batsman, and over the Home Base, but not 
struck at by the Batsman. 

Rule 36. A Foul Strike is a ball batted by the Batsman 
when any part of his person is upon ground outside the lines 
of the Batsman's position. 

Rule 37. Play is the order of the Umpire to begin the 
game, or to resume play after its suspension. 

Rule 38. Time is the order of the Umpire to suspend play. 
Such suspension must not extend beyond the day of the game. 

Rule 39. Game is the announcement by the Umpire that 
the game is terminated. 

Rule 40. An Inning is the turn at bat of the nine players 
representing a Club in a game, and is completed when three of 
such players have been put out as provided in these Rules. 

Rule 41. A time at bat is the term at bat of a batsman. It 
begins when he takes his position, and continues until he is 
put out, or becomes a base runner. 

Rule 4.2. Legal, or Legally, signifies as required by these 
rules. 



PLAYING HULES. 

CLASS V. 



THE GAME. 

Rule 43. A Game shall consist ot nine innings to each con- 
testing nine, except that: 

(1) If the side first at hat scores less runs in nine innings 
than the other side has scored in eight innings, the game shall 
then terminate. 

(2) If the side last at bat in the ninth innings scores the 
winning run before the third man is out, the game shall then 
terminate. 

(3) If the score be a tie at th end of nine innings to each 
side, play shall only be continued until the side first at bat shall 
have scored one or more runs than the other side, in an equal 
number of innings; or until the other side shall score one more, 
run than the side first at bat. 

{4) If the Umpire calls "Game" on account of darkness or 
rain at any time after five Innings have been completed by 
both sides, the score shall be th.it of the last equal innings 
played, unless the side second at bat shall have scored one or 
more runs than the side first at bat, in which case the score of 
»ie game shall be the total number of runs made. 

Rule 44. A Drawn Game shall be declared by the Umpire 
when he terminates a game, on account of darkness or rain, 
niter five equal innings have been played, if the score at the 
June is equal on the last even innings* played; but {exception) 
it the side that went second to bat is then "at the bat, and has 
s ^ or ^ the same number of runs as the other side, the Umpire 
shall declare the game drawn, without regard to the score of 
we last equal innings. 

Rule 45. A Forfeited Game shall be declared by the Um- 
pire, m favor of the Club not in fault, in the following cases: 
. (') If the nine of a club fail to appear upon the field, or, be- 
nf? u ^ on l ' lu Field, fail to begin the game within five minutes 
r" e r_ the Umpire has called "Plav" at the hour appointed for 
the beginning of the game. 

( 2 ) If, after the game has begun, one side refuses or fails to 
ontinue playing, unless such game has been suspended or 
termlnateS by the Umpire. 

ski f 11 ' l ^ Cr P' a y nas ' ,ccn suspended by the Umpire, one 
ue tails to resume playing within five minutes after the Um- 
pire has called " Play." 

i« ,lr ,! in tlle opinion of the Umpire, any one of these Rules 
>s willfully violated. 



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PLAYING RULES. 






Rule 46. "No Game" shall be declared by the Umpire if 
he shall terminate play, on account of rain or darkness, before 
five innings on each side are completed. 

Rule 47. A Substitute shall not be allowed to take the 
place of any player in a game, unless such player be disabjcd in 
the game then being played, by reason of illness or injury. 

Rule 48. The Choice of First Innings shall be determined 
by the two Captains. 

Rule 49. The Umpire must call "Play" at the hour ap- 
pointed for beginning a game. The game must begin when 
the Umpire calls " Play." When he calls " Time," play shall 
be suspended until he calls " Play " again, and during the in- 
terim no player shall be put out, base be run, or run be scored. 
The Umpire shall suspend play only for an accident to himself, 
ora player; (but in case of accident to a Fielder, Time shall 
not be called until the ball be returned to, and held by the 
Pitcher, standing in his position); or in case rain falls so 
heavily that the spectators are compelled, by the severity of 
the storm, to seek shelter, in which case he shall note the time 
of suspension, and, should such rain continue to fall thirty min- 
utes thereafter, he shall terminate the game. The Umpire shall 
also declare every " Dead Ball," " Block," " Foul Hit," " Foul 
Strike," and " Balk." 

Rule 50. The Batsman, on taking his position, must call for 
a "High Ball," a "Low Ball," or a " High or Low Ball," 
and the Umpire shall notify the Pitcher to deliver the ball as 
required; such call shall not be changed after the first ball de- 
livered. The Umpire shall count and call every " Unfair Ball " 
delivered by the Pitcher, and every "Dead Ball," if also an 
''Unfair Ball," as a "Ball;" and he shall also count and call 
every "Strike." Neither a " Ball " nor a " Strike " shall be 
called or counted until the ball has passed the Home Base. 

Rule 51. The Batsman is out: 

(1) If he fails to take his position at the bat in his order olU 
batting, unless the error be discovered, and the proper Bats-^ 
man takes his position before a fair hit has been made, and in 
such case the balls and strikes called will be counted in the 
time at bat of the proper Batsman. 

(2) If he fails to take his position within one minute aftef 
the Umpire has called for the Batsman. 

(3) If he makes a Foul Hit, and the ball be momentarily 
held by a fielder before touching the ground, provided it be no 1 
caught in a fielder's hat or cap, or touch some object other thai' 
the fielder before being caught. 

(4) If he makes a Foul Strike. 



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PLAYING RULES. 



85 



(5) If he plainly attempts to hinder the Catcher from field- 
ing the ball, evidently without effort to make a fair hit. 
Rule 52. The Batsman becomes a Base Runner 
(0 Instantly after he makes a Fair Hit. 

(2) Instantly after six Balls have been called by the Umpire 

(3) , Instantly after three Strikes have been declared by the 
Umpire. 

(4) Tnstzmt ly .iftKI tw u " - F e ul BaH>" hnvr- h a on dontor e d 
*y th<rUmpire. 

RuL"B 53. The Base-Runner must touch each Base in regular 
order, viz: First, Second, Third and Home Bases, and when 
obliged to return, must do so on the run, and must retouch the 
base or bases in reverse order. He shall only be considered as 
holding a base after touching it, and shall then be entitled to 
hold such base until he has legally touched the next base in 
order, or has been legally forced to vacate it for a succeeding 
"ase Runner. 

Rule 54. The Base Runner shall be entitled, without being 
put out, to take one Base, provided he do so on the run, in the 
following cases: 

(') If, while lie was Baseman, the Umpire called six Balls. 
, ( 2 ) If the Umnire awards a succeeding Batsman a base on 
f x balls, and the Base Runner is thereby forced to vacate the 
base held by him. 

(3) If the Umpire calls a Balk. 
frrWf-t h a U n n n i i Ctutl ' i lnu^i F ii ul -Bw llu^ " 

(5) If a ball delivered by the Pitcher pass the Catcher and 
°nch any fence or building within ninety feet of the Home Base. 

(°) If he be prevented from making a base by the obstruc- 
tor! of an adversary. 

\7) If the fielder stop or catch a batted ball with his hat or 
t any part of his dress. 

si ■ ii U k E "*•*'. ^' e ^ ase 11 "nner shall return to his Base, and 
Jul be entitled to so return without being put out, provided 
lle do so on the run. 

In 11 ^ t,le Umpire declares a Foul Hit, and the ball be not 

gallv caught by a Fielder. 

( 2 ) If the Umpire declares a Foul Strike, 
the • iif " le Umpire declares a Dead Ball, unless it be so also 
hnL S Unfair Ball, and he be thereby forced to take the next 
Da ^e, as provided in Rule 54 (2) 

r or ,. E 5°. Tee Base Runner shall not have a substitute run 

Rule 57. The Base Runner is out: 

t 1 ) H, after three strikes have been declared asrainst him 



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PLAYING RULES. 



while Batsman, and the Catcher fails to catch the third-strike 
ball, he plainly attempts to hinder the Catcher from fielding 
the ball. 

(2) If, having made a Fair Hit while Batsman, such fair-hit 
ball be momentarily held by a Fielder, before touching the 
ground or any object other than a Fielder : Provided, It be not 
caught in the Fielder's hat or cap. 

(3) If, when the Umpire has declared three Strikes on him 
\\ hue Batsman, the third strike ball be momentarily held by a 
Fielder before touching the ground: Provided, It be not 
caught in a fielder's hat or cap, or touch some object other 
than a Fielder before being caught. 

(4) If, after three Strikes or a Fair Hit, he be touched With 
the ball in the hand Of a Fielder before such Base Runner 
touches First Base. 

(5) If, after three Strikes or a Fair Hit, the ball be securely 
held by a Fielder, while touching First Base with any part of 
his person, before such Base Runner touches First Base. 

C>) If, in running tlie last half of the distance from Home 
Base to first Jlase, he runs outside the Three Feet Lines, as 
defined in Rule 11, except that he must do so if necessary to 
avoid a Fielder attempting to field a batted ball, and in such 
case shall not be declared out. 

(7) If, in running from First to Second Base, from Second 
to Third Base, or from Third to Home Base, he runs more 
than three feet from a direct line between such bases to avoid 
being touched by the ball in the hands of a Fielder; but in case 
a Fielder be occupying the Base Runner's proper path, at- 
tempting to field a batted ball, then the Base Runner shall run 
out of the path and behind said Fielder, and shall not be de- 
clared out for so doing. 

(S) If he fails to avoid a Fielder attempting to field a batted 
bail, in the manner prescribed in (6j and (7) of this Rule, or 
if he, in any way, obstruc ts a Fielder attempting to field a 
batted ball : " Provided, That if two or more Fielders attempt 
to field a batted ball, and the Base Runner comes in contact 
with one or more of them, the Umpire shall determine which 
Fielder is entitled to the benefit of this Rule, and shall not de- 
cide the Base Runner out for coming in contact with any other 
Fielder. 

(9) If, at any time while the hall is in play, he lie touche 
by the ball in "the hand of a Fielder, unless some part of his 
person is touching a base he is entitled to occupy, provided the 
ball be held by the Fielder after touching him; but (exceftio 
as to First Jlase), in running to First Base, he may overrun 
said base without being put out for being off said base afi 



IM>AYIN<; KUI.KS. 



B r t 



first touching it, provided he returns at once and retouches the 
base, a£ter which he may he put out as at any other hasc. If, 
in Overrunning First liasc, he also attempts "to run to Second 
Base, lie shall forfeit such exemption from being put out. 

'i") If, when a Fair or FOul Hit ball is legally caught by a 
Fielder, such hall is legally held by a Fielder on the base 'oc- 
cupied by the liase Runner when such ball was struck (or the 
Base Runner he touched with the ball in the hands of a 
Fielder), before be retouches said base alter such Fair or Foul 
Hi1 ball was so caught Provided, That the liase Runner 
thall not be out in such case, il", after the ball was legally caught 

as above, it be delivered* to the hat hy the Pitcher before the 
Fielder holds it on said base, or touches the liase Runner 
with it 

(") If, when a Batsman becomes a Base Runner (except 
& provided in Rule 54), the First Base, or the First and Second 
Bases, or the First, Second and Third liases, be occupied, any 
liase Runner mi occupying a base shall cease lo be entitled to 
b°'d it, until any following liase Runner is put out, and may 
be put out at the next base o r by being touched by the ball in 
the hands of a Fielder in the same manner as in running to 
First liase, at any time before any following Base Runner is 
Put out. ' J . 

(•"■) If a Fair Hit ball strike him, he shall be declared out 
and in such case no base shall be run unless forced, and no run 
be scored. 

('3) If when running to a base or forced to return to a 
tlf Se ' ' 1C ***'■ * D touch tne intervening base or bases, if any, in 
the order prescribed in Rule 53, he may be put out at the base 
f .I? u> to uch, or by being" touched by the ball in the hand 
t a Fielder, in the same manner as in running to First Base. 
rroxided. That be shall not be declared out unless the Captain 
the fielding s'de claim such decision before the ball is deliv- 
ered to the bat by the Pitcher. 

'■ V) If, when the Umpire calls "Play," after any sus- 
pension of a game, he fails to return to and touch the base 1 e 
^ u P'ed when •'Time" was called before touching the next 

^ULE 58. The Umpire shall declare the Batsman or Base 
.""" er <>ut, -without -vailing for an appeal for such decision, in 
' , case8 where such player is put out in accordance with these 
U| es, except as provided'in Rule 1,7, (10), (13) and (14). 

Rui.K 50. /„ case „f a /.•„„/ strike, Foul //it not legally 
" u i'''l Jlying, Dead Ball, or Base /{tinner put out for b'c- 
™? struck by a fair-hit ball, the ball shall not be considered in 
V dy until it is held by the Pitcher standing in his position. 




PLAYING RULES. 

Rule 60. Whatever a Block occurs, the Umpire shall de- 
clare it, and Base Runners may run the bases without being 
put out, until after the ball has been returned to and held by 
the Pitcher standing in his position. 

Rule 6i, One Run shall be scored every time a Base Run- 
ner, afier having legally touched the first three bases, shall 
touch the Home Base before three men are put out. If the 
l bird man is forced out, or is put out before reaching First Base, 
a run shall not be scored. 

Rule 62. // the Pitcher causes the ball to strike the Batsman, 
and the Umpire be satisfied that he does it intentionally, he 
snail line the Pitcher therefor in a sum not less than Ten Dol- 
lars, nor more than Fifty Dollars. (Sec League Contract 
paragraph 11). 

Rule 63. No Player except the Captain or his assistant shall 
address the Umpire concerning any point of play, and any vio- 
lation of this Rule shall subject the offender to a fine of five 
dollars by the Umpire. 

CLASS VI. . 

THE UMPIRE. 

Rule 64. A staff of four League umpires shall be selected 
by the Secretary before the 1st day of May. 

(1) Applications for such positions will be received by the 
Secretary until the 1st day of March. 

(2) A written contract shall be made with each of the four 
umpires selected, stipulating for his service from May 1 to 
Oct. 15, at a salary of one thousand dollars for such period, 
payable in equal monthly payments, at the expiration of each 
month of service. He shall also be allowed and paid his actual 
expenses while absent from his home in the service of the 
League. 

(3) He shall be under the sole control and direction of the 
Secretary, from whom he will receive all assignments to duly 
and all ins'ructions regarding the interpretation of the playing 
rules, and the Secretary shall sec that he is proficient in the 
discharge of his duties, and that he shall appear in proper dress 
when acting as umpire. 

(4) In the event of the failure of such umptre to umpire a 
game assign d to him, it shall be the duty of the Secretary to 
provide a substitute to umpire such game, and, in such case, 
there shall be deducted from the next monthlv payment to the 
League Umpire the sum of twelve dollars for each game as- 



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PLAYING RULES. 89 

signed to him, which, for any reason, he shall have failed to 
umpire. 

_ (5) It shall be the duty of each League Club to accept as Um- 
pire for any championship game such League Umpire or sub- 
stitute as the Secretary shall assign to such game, and only in 
the event of the failure of the League Umpire or substitute so 
assigned to appear at the hour appointed for the beginning of 
such game, shall the duty devolve upon the visiting club to 
designate an Umpire for such game. 

(6) Any League Umpire shall be snbjcct to removal by the 
Secretary at any time, and in the event of the resignation, re- 
moval 'or expulsion of any League Umpire the Secretary shall 
have power to appoint" a suitable person to fill the vacancy thus 
created. 

Rule 65. The Umpire's Duties, in addition to those speci- 
fied in the preceding Rules, are: 

(1) Before the commencement of a Match Game, the Um- 
pire shall see that the rules governing all the materials of the 
game are strictly observed. He shall ask the Captain of the 
Home Club whether there are any special ground rules to be en- 
forced, and if there are, he shall see that they are duly en- 
forced, provided they do not conflict with any of these Rules. 
He shall also ascertain whether the fence directly in the rear 
of the Catcher's position is distant ninety feet from the Home 
Base. A fair batted ball that goes over the fence at a less 
distance than two hundred and ten feet from home base shall 
entitle the batsman to two bases, and a distinctive line shall be 
marked on the fence at this point. 

1 be Umpire shall not reverse his decision on any point of 
play upon the testimony of any player engaged in the game, or 
up m the testimony of any bystander. 

K 2 ) It shall be the duty of the Umpire to decide whether the 
grounds are in proper condition, and the weather suitable for play. 

Rule 66. The Umpire shall not be changed during the prog- 
ress ol a Match Game, except for reason of illness or injury. 

Rule 67. Any League Umpire ivho shall in the judgment of 
the President of the League be guilty of ungentlemanly conduct 
or of selling, or offering to sell, a game of which he is umpire, 
shall thereupon be removed from his official capacity and placed 
under the same disabilities inflicted upon expelled players by the 
Constitution of the League. (See also Constitution, Sec. 43). 

Rule 68. The Umpire s Jurisdictions and Poivers, in addi- 
'~ n to those specified in the preceding Rules, are: 

(i) The gentleman selected to fill the position of Umpire 
must keep constantly in mind the fact that upon his sound 
discretion and promptness in conducting the game, compelling 
players to observe the spirit as well as the letter of the Rules, 




PLAYINt; KULliS. 

and enforcing each and every one of the Rules, largely de 
pends the merit of the game as an exhibition, and the satisfac- 
tion oi spectators therewith. He must make his decisions dis- 
tinct and cfcar, remembering that every spectator is anxious to 
hear such decision. He must keep the contesting nines play- 
ing constantly from the commencement of the game to its 
termination, allowing such delays only as are rendered unavoid- 
able by accident, injury or rain. lie must, until the comple- 
tion of the game, require the players of each side to promptly 
take their positions in the field as soon as the third hand is put 
out, and must require the first striker of the opposite side to be 
in his position at the bat as soon as the fielders are in their 
places. 

(2) The players of the side " at hat" must occupv the por- 
tion of the held allotted them, subject to the condition that they 
must speedily vacate any portion thereof that may be in the 
wav of the ball, or any fielder attempting to catch or field it. 
the triangular space behind the Home Base is reserved for the 
exclusive use of the Umpire, Catcher and Batsman, and the 
Umpire must prohibit anv player of the side "at bat" from 
crossing the same at any time while the ball is in the hands 
of the Pitcher or Catcher, or is passing between them, while 
standing in their positions. 

(3) Section 9 of the League Constitution makes the League 
Umpire a member of the League. During the progress of a 
game he is the sole representative of the League, to see that 
the game is played and determined solely on its merits, and 
tliese Rules invest him with ample powers to accomplish this 
purpose. In the performance of his duties he must remember 
that his sole allegiance is due to the League. 

(4) The Umpire is master of the Field from the commence- 
ment to the termination of the game, and must compel the 
players to observe the provisions of all the Playing Rules, and 
ne is hereby invested with authority to order any Player to do 
or omit to do any act, as he may deem it necessary to give force 
and ellect to any and all of such provisions, and power to in- 
met upon any player disobeying any such order a fine of not 
less than five nor more than fifty dollars for each offense, and 
to impose a similar fine upon any player who shall use abusive, 
inreatcning or Improper language to" the Umpire, audience, or 
o her player and when the Umpire shall have so punished the 

k?/ u ■ }?■ " ot /lavo thc P° wer to revoke ° r remit the 

penalty so inflicted. (Sec League Contract, paragraph 1 1). 

nff,^r Thc , Um, ? i '' e * hM at once notif >' the Captain of thc 
Tff" t^J*™ s "!e of the infliction of any fine herein pro- 

urln ,' ^ ! hc clllb to wh,ch sucn Pk/w belongs shall, 
upon receipt of a notice of said fine from the Secretary of 






PLAYING RULES. 



4! 



thy League, within ten days transmit the amount of such fin'- 
to the Secretary of the League. 

(6). In rase the Umpire imposes a fine on a player, or de- 
clares a game forfeited, he shall transmit a written notice 
thereof to the Secretary of the League within twenty four 
hours thereafter; and if he shall fail to do so, he shall forfeit 
his position as League Umpire, and shall forever thereafter he 
ineligible to umpire any League game. 

Rule 60. For the special benefit of the patrons of the 
game, and because the offenses specified are under his im- 
mediate jurisdiction, and not subject to appeal by players, the 
attention of the Umpire is particularly directed to possible 
violations of the purpose and spirit of the Rules, of the fol- 
lowing character : 

i. Laziness or loafing of players in taking their places in 
the field, or those allotted them by the Rules when their side is 
a t the bat, and especially anv failure to keep the hats in the 
racks provided for them;" to be ready (two men) to take posi- 
tion as Batsmen, and to remain upon the Players' Bench, 
e xcept when otherwise required by the Rules. 

2. Any attempt by players of the side at bat, by calling to a 
fielder, other than the one designated by his Captain, to field a 
Da ll, or by any other equally disreputable means seeking to 
disconcert a fielder. 

3- Indecent or improper language addressed by a player to 
'he audience, the Umpire, or any player. 

In any of these cases the Umpire should promptly fine the 
offending player. 

4- The Rules make a marked distinction between hindrance 
P* an adversary in fielding a batted or a thrown ball. This has 
wen done to rid the game of the childish excuse- and claims 
formerly made by a Fielder failing to hold a ball to put out a 
* 5a se Runner, but there mav be cases of a Base Runner so 
na grantly violating the spirit of the Rules and of the Game in 
phstructmg a Fielder from fielding a thrown ball, that it would 
become the duty of the Umpire, not only to declare the Base 
Runner "out" '(and to compel any succeeding Base Runners 
J? bold their bases), but also to impose a heavy fine upon him. 
b °r example: If the Base Runner plainly strike the ball while 
Passing him, to prevent its being caught by a Fielder: if he 
hold a Fielder's arms so as to disable him from catching the 
baI l, or if he knock the Fielder down fer the same purpose. 

5- In the case of a " Block," if the person not engaged in 
jne game should retain possesrion of the ball, or throw, or kick 
il beyond the reach of the Fielders the Umpire should call 



42 



PLAYING RULES. 



"Time," and require each Base Runner to stop at the last base 
touched by him, until the ball be returned to the Pitcher, stand- 
ing in his position. 

6. The Umpire must call "Play" at the exact time adver- 
tised for beginning a game, and any player not then ready to 
take the position allotted him, must be promptly fined by the 
Umpire. 

7. The Umpire is only allowed, by the Rules, to call 
"Time" in case of an accident to himself or a player, or in 
case of rain, as defined by the Rules. The practice of players 
suspending the game to discuss or contest a decision with the 
Umpire, is a gross violation of Ihe Rules, and the Umpire 
should promptly fine any player who interrupts the game in 
this manner. 



CLASS VII. 



Scoring. 

Rule 70. In Order to Promote Uniformity in Scoring 
Championship Games, the following instructions, suggestions 
and definitions are made for the benefit of scorers of League 
clubs, and they are required to make the scores mentioned in 
Section 67 of the League Constitution in accordance therewith 

Batting. 

(1) The first item in the tabulated score, after the player's 
name and position, shall be the number of times he has been 
at bat during the game. Any time or times where the player 
has been sent to base on called balls shall not be included in 
this column. 

(2) In the second column should be set down the runs made 
by each player. 

(3) In the third column should be placed the first base hits 
made by each player. A base hit should be scored in the 
following cases. 

When the ball from the bat strikes the ground between the 
foul lines, and out of reach of the fielders. 

When a hit is partially or wholly stopped by a fielder in 
motion, but such player cannot recover himself in time to 
handle the ball before the striker reaches First Base. 

When the ball is hit so sharply to an infielder that he cannot 
handle it in time to put out a man. In case of doubt over this 
class of hits, score a base hit and exempt fielder from the 
charge of an error. 

When a ball is hit so slowly toward a fielder that he cannot 
handle it in time to put out a man. 



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PLAYING RULES. 



48 



; 



(4) In the fourth column should be placed to the credit of 
each player the total bases made by him off his hits. 

Fielding. 

(5) The number of opponents put out by each player shall 
be set down in the fifth column. Where a striker is given out 
by the Umpire for a foul strike, or because he struck out of 
his turn the put-out shall be scored to the Catcher. 

(6) The number of times the player assists shall be set 
down in the sixth column. An assist should hi given to each 
player who handles the ball in a run-out or other play of the 
kind. 

An assist should be given to a player who makes a play in 
time to put a runner out, even if the player who should com- 
plete the play fails, through no fault of the player assisting. 

And generally an assist should be given to each player who 
handles the ball' from the time it leaves the bat until it" reaches 
the player who makes the put-out, or in case of a thrown ball, 
to each player who throws or handles it cleanly, and in such a 
way that a put^out results or would result if no error were 
made by the receiver. 

An assist shall be given the pitcher when the batsman 
fails to hit the ball on the third strike, and the same shall also 
be entered in the summary under the he d of "struck out." 

(7) An error should be given for each misplay which allows 
the striker or base-runner to make one or more bases, when 
perfect play would have insured his being put out. 

An error should b» given to the pitcher when the batsman is 
given fir t base on "called balls ' 

In scoring errors oil" batted balls, see (3) of this rule. 

Wild pitches andYas«ed halls >hall be charged to the pitcher 
and catcher respectively, in the error column, and shall also 
appear in the summary/' » . , k A, * 

CONSTRUCTION" AND AMENDMENTS. I 

Rule 71. No section of these Rules shall be construed as 
conflicting with or affecting; anv article of the Constitution of 
'he League. 

Rule 72. No Amendment or change of any of these Rules 
shall be made, except in the manner provided in the Constitu- 
tion of the League. 



(ftdU. 









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44 



SPECIAL MEETINGS 



Meeting of the Board of Directors of the National 
League ok Professional Base Ball Clubs held at, 
the Fifth Avenue Hotel, Tuesday Evening, Nov. 
iS, 1884. 



Meeting culled to order at 7:30 p. M. 

Present: 

A. G. Mills, Chairman, Messrs. J. E. Allen, and A. J 
Reach, Directors. 

The Secretary presented a tabular statement of champion 
ship games won and lost during the season ot" 1SS4. 

On motion, the fo lowing resolution was adopted: 

Resolved, That the Providence Hash Ball Association 
of Providence, R. I., having won the greatest percentage of 
games in the championship series, is herein- awarded the 
League Championship of the United States for the vear 
1884. 

The report of the Treasurer was received and accepted. 
Mr. N. E. Young was re-elected Secretary. 

The Secretary presented complaint of II. M. Jones against 
the Detroit Base Ball Club. 

On motion the following resolution was adopted: 

Resolved, That the Board having investigated the claim o 
[ones vs. the Detroit Club, and finding from the testimony — 

1st, That the Detroit Club duly served notice on Jones th: t 
his contract would terminate twenty days rrior to Oct. 31, 18S4 
as, under the express terms of said contract, said club was 
entitled to do, and, 

2d, That Mibsequent to the receipt of such notice, said Jon el 
gavc the said Detroit Club a receipt in writing in full of :.U 
demands against said club. 

The decision of this Board is, thai the said Detroit Club ha* 
fully discharged its obligations to the said Jones under the sai.l 
contract. 

Communications a-king re-insta!emcnt of Messrs. Shaw and 
others were referred to the League. 

On motion, adjourned to meet at 1 1 130 A. M. on the following 
day. 



OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE. 



45 



Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1SS4. 
Meeting called to order at 1 1 130 a m. 
Present : 

A. G. Mills, Chairman, and Messrs. Ali en, Thompson, 
Reach, and Si'aldim;, Directors. 
No further business appearing, on motion adjourned. 

(Signed) A. G. Mills, Chairman. 

" A. G. Sl'ALDINO, 1 

, A ;Ja R * ACH > \ Directors. 

" W. G. Thompson, 

" J. E. Allen, 

Annual Meeting op the National League op Profes- 
sional Base Ball Clubs held at the Fifth Avenue 
Hotel, New York City, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1SS4. 

Meeting called to order by A.. G. Mills, President, at 12 

O'clock M. J 

fhc following named gentlemen presented their credentials 
as the representatives of their respective clubs: 

A. H. Sodex, representing the Boston B. B. Ass'n. 

g- W. Con-ant, ' 

Henry T. Root, 

J- E. Allen, " 

Hon. W. G. Thompson, " 

Geo/W.Howe, 

Josiah Jewktt " 

Spencer Clinton, 

£*. G. Spalding. " 

J N 'o. A. Brown, " 

A J. Reach, « 

J*°- I. Rogers, 

Jn°- B.Day, 

w - S. Api'leton, " " 

,„ 0n ,. ,nou °n, the reading of the minutes of the last meeting 
w as dispensed with. 

The report of the Board of Directors was received and 
accepted. 

' motion, the communication of Messrs. Shaw and others 

t-ik rrLl '- l ° in llie rc P ort ol tl,c Board of Directors— were 
■ Ken up for action, and the f >llowin ' preamble and resolution 
unanimously adopted : 



Providence " 

Detroit " 
Cleveland " 
Buffalo " 

U H 

Chicago Ball 

Philadelphia " 

New York " 



Clcb. 




46 



SPECIAL MEETINGS 



Whereas, F. L. Shaw and several other players who have 
been disqualified for deserting League clubs, have applied for 
reinstatement, or that they may be made eligible to engage 
with National Agreement Clubs, and 

Whereas, This League will never consent to the reinstate- 
ment of any player who has deserted, or may hereafter desert 
any club identified with this League, Therefore 

Resolved, That the said applications are denied. 

Mr. A. G Mills presented a report as Chairman of the 
Arbitration Committee, and recommendations therein con- 
tained were adopted. 

The Secretary was instructed to inform Mr. Jackson, who 
made verbal request for recognition, that he should make 
application to the Secretary of the Arbitration Committee 

The meeting next proceeded to consider amendments to the 
League Constitution, which, as amended, was adopted as 
follows: ' 

(See Constitution). 

The meeting next proceeded to consider amendments to the 
Playing Rules, which, as amended, were adopted as follows : 
(See Playing Rules). 

On motion, adjourned to meet at 10 o'clock a m on the 
lollowing day. " 

Thursday, Nov. 20, 18S4. 
Meeting called to order at 10 o'clock a. m. 
Election of officers being in order, Mr. Rogers olaced in 
nomination for the Presidency, Mr. A. G. Mills 

nation. M ' L '" S ""** a ^"^ inevoc " ,bl - v declining the nomi- 

Mr. Rogers then submitted the following Minute whirl, 
was unanimously adopted. ° llNUTE > which 

MINUTE. 

The delegates constituting the National League of 
Professional Base Ball Clubs, i„ annual meeting as 
sembled, having so far as delicacy permits, already cxprfssed 
their wishes for a reconsideration of Mr. a G Mitts' 
declination of a re-election to the Presidency of the Lea ™ 
and regretting now to learn that his decision, in that regard is 
irrevocable, hereby lc j,aru, is 



OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE. 47 

RECORD: 

That it is the sense of this body that Mr. Mills has most 
worthily worn the official mantle of his illustrious predecessor! 

That he has elaborated and perpetuated the policy of him 
— our first executive — now of happy memory, to divorce the 
National Game from the degrading influences of rowdy- 
ism, drunkenness, gambling and dishonesty, and make it 
deserving of the patronage of a free and intelligent people; 

That he has >■ tamped upon the administration of the govern- 
ment of all clubs worthy of public recognition, that wisdom, 
that experience, that conservatism and that strong individuality, 
for which he is undoubtedly well fitted by natural gifts of a 
high order, and a culture of wide versatility; 

That in order that this League shall not wholly be bereft 
of those counsels and that co operation which have m.ide this 
organization the chief official exponent and protector of the 
National Game, we hereby create the office of Honorary 
Life Membership, and unanimously elect Mr. A. G. Mills 
to its first incumbency, with all the honors and privileges that 
such an exalted position implies and confers; 

That a properly engrossed and attested copy of this Minute 
be presented to Mr. Mills. 

The election of officers being then proceeded with, and a 
ballot being taken for President, resulted in the unanimous 
election of Mr. N. E. Young. 

The following named gentlemen were elected with the 
President to constitute the " Board of Directors'' for the 
ensuing year, namely : 

A. J. Reach, Jno. 13. Da.y, Spencer Clinton, and Jno. B. 
Maloney. 

Committees were appointed as follows: 

On Printing — Messrs. Soden, Day, and Spalding. 

On Schedule — Messrs. Soden, Spalding, and Day. 

The Secretary was instructed to notify the American Asso. 
ciation of the appointment of Schedule Committee, and 
to invite the Schedule Committee of their Associa'ion to meet 
and confer with them. 

On motion, the following resolution was adopted: 

Resolved, That all proposed amendments to the Consti- 
tution or Playing Rules be sent to the Secretary at least 
ten days before the time for holding the annual meeting, and 
the Secretary is hereby requested to furnish each League 
Cluh with a copy of such proposed amendments. 

On motion, the publication of the League Book was left in 
the hands of the Secretary. 



48 



SPECIAL MEETINGS. 



On motion, the Secretary was instructed lo furnish League 
Clubs with balls at the rate of fifteen dollars ($15) per dozen. 

The following resolutions were adopted: 

Resolved, That the next annual meeting of the Lkague be 
held in New York City. 

Resolved, That the President is hereby empowered to 
reconvene this annual meeting, or t"> call a special meeting in 
New York City at any time in the month of March. 

Ma. Jno. I. Rogers was elected a member of the Arbitra- 
tion Commiti ee to till vacancy caused by the resignation of 
Mr. A. G. Mills. 

The Secretary was instructed to issue placards to each club 
as follows: 

NOTICE. 

Under League Rules the Home Club must pay for the 
admission of every person witnessing championship games, 
excepting only players of the contesting clubs, and policemen 
in uniform. Gate-keepers will therefore sec that none others 
are admitted without presenting tickets, and, except at the 
carriage entrances, passing through the turnstiles. 

Posted by Order of the National League of Pro- 
fessional Base Ball Clubs. 

On motion, it was understood and agreed that the special 
agreement with the Philadelphia Club t rminate with the 
season of 1884. 

No further business appearing, on motion adjourned. 

N. E YOUNG, 

President and Secretary 



OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE. 



49 



Special Meeting Called to Order at 10:30 a m , and on 

Motion Adjourned Subject to the Call of the' 

President. 

Reconvened Annual Meeting of the Nati naJ League of 
professional Base Hall Clubs, held at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, 
Saturday, March 7, 18S5. 

Meeting called to order at 10:45 by the President. 
. Present. 

*»• G. Spalding, representing the Chicago Ball Club. 

?■]■ Reach and I tarry Wright, " 
J n °- B. Day, 

*)■ 1 1. Soden and W. 1 1. Conant, " 
Henry T. Root and C. Fi ed. " 

Crawford, " 

{"°. B. Maloney, 

Henry V. Lucas & Newton Crane " 
spencer Clinton and Geo. H. 

"ughson, " 

u n motion the reading of the minutes of previous meeting 
w as dispensed with. 

Atv., ac tion or the Committee in electing the St. Louis 
athletic Aec'n «.,«« ..--.-:—-. ..1.. ,.„„«... „„,i 1,., Fallot. 

amended as fol- 
• wv.wuiuuuii oiiu jt laying Kules). 
J n motion a standing conference committee of three was 
^Pointed by the President, consisting of Messrs. A. 11. Soden, 
ttlitt ' nalc *ing and J no B. Day, to confer with a similar com- 
tee of the American Associati >n. 
° further business appearing, on motion adjourned. 
eciai. Meeting Called to Order at 4 i> M. 
th ei le c °mmittee appointed to prepare a schedule submitted 

Tl re E ort "hich was adopted as follows (see Schedule) 
$ 0( ] lc Standing Conference Committee, consistin . of A. II. 
tiomllV ,J ,)n y. and A G.Spalding, representing the Na- 
Simmi^ a 8 ue and Christ Von Der Ahe, C. II. Byrne, and L. 



Philadelphia 

New York " 
Boston B. B. Ass'n. 

Providence " 

Detroit " 

St. Louis Athletic " 

Buffalo B. B. Club. 



luetic Ass'n was unanimously confirmed by bal 
low Constitution and Playing Rules were am 
™ s (see Constitution and Playing Rules). 



Al 



'n mons 
•Sode 



representing 



the American Association, convened, 

After 



digengg) n e ' ec ted chairman, and Mr. Byrne, secretary. 

/feuj\ " lc '"'' ,1u 'ing resolution was adopted: 
dele,,.".. ' r ' 1:U " is tlie * en8e of ,his committee that each 
" la t iior '' le '° recommends to Its respective Associations 
and t|, .' cc Du is -ued by each Association to its club members, 
after ti each club member notify its manager and players that 
■n^MHy' Cns . u '"K °ase ball season, the custom of giving advance 
On m< '."'"' "'"• to the opening of the season, be discontinued 

On . . adjourned, subject to the call of the chairman 
n '"otlon adjourned. 

4, N. E. YOUNG, Pres. and Secy. 



OFFICERS AND PLAYERS. 

The following is an official list of the Officers of the National 
League of Professional Base Ball Clubs, and Officers and 
Players of Clubs, members thereof, for the season of 18S5, so 
far as completed, to March 10, 18S5. 

N. E. YOUNG, Pres, and Sec, Box 536, Washington, D. C. 



DIRECTORS. 

A.J. Reach, Jno. B. Day, Spencer Clinton, and Jno. B. 
Maloney. 



BOSTON BASE BALL ASSOCIATION, OF BOSTON, 
MASS. 



A. H. Soden, President, 
No. 116 Water St. 



Manning, James H. 
Whitney, J. E. 
Davis, John A. 
Wise, S. W. 



J. B. Billings, Treasurer, 
Box 17J6. 
Burdock, J. J. G. C. Buffinton, 

Gunning, Thos. F. Sutton , E. B. 
Hornung, Jos. Hines, M. P. 

Morrill, J. F. 



BUFFALO BASE BALL CLUB, OF BUFFALO, N. Y. 

Josiah Jewett, President. Geo. H. Hughson, Secretary, 

No. 11 White Building 
Crowley, Wm. Myers, Geo. D. McCauley, J. A. 

Richardson, H. Hengle, E. J. Force, D. W. 

Brouthers, D. Serad, Wm. T. Galvin, J'. F. 

Blakiston, R. Rowe, John C. Connor, John 

Lillie,J.J. 

CHICAGO BALL CLUB, OF CHICAGO, ILL. 

A. G. Spalding, President, 
No. 10S Madison St. 



Jno. A. Brown, Secretary. 



Clarkson, J. G. 
Pfeffer, Fred. 
Corcoran, L. J. 
Gore, Geo. F. 
Burns, Thos. E. 



Sutcliffe, E. E. 
Anson, A. C. 
Beard, O. P. 
Sunday, W. A. 
Dalrymple, A. 

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Williamson, E. N. 
Marr, Chas. 
Kelly, M.J. 
Flint, F. S. 
Brown, Jos. 



Spalding's official 



51 



DETROIT BASE BALL ASSOCIATION, OF 
DETROIT, MICH. 

Joseph A. Marsh, President. Rout. II Leadley, Secretary, 

P.O. Box 122. 
Weidman, Geo. E. Hanlon, Edward Bennett, C. W. 
Morton, C. II. Meinke, F. W. Wood, Geo. A. 

Getzein, Chas. Dorgan, J. F. Farrell, J. F. 

Phillips, Marr Scott, M." 1\ 

PROVIDENCE BASE BALL ASSOCIATION, OF 
PROVIDENCE, R. I. 



Henry T. Root, President, 
Lovett, T. J. Irwin, A. A. 

Farrell, John Bancroft, F. C. 

Start, Jos. Giiligan, B. 

Crane, E. N. Radbourn, Chas. 

Daily, C. F. Radford, P. R. 



J. E. Allen, Box ?j. 
Murray, U. J. 
Carroll, C. 
Denny, Jeremiah 
Bas-ett, C. E. 



NEW YORK BALL CLUB, OF NEW YORK CITY. 

Jno. B Day, President, No. 121 Maiden Lane. 

Gerhardt, J. J. McKinnon, A. O'Rourke, J. II. 



Ewing, Win. 
Richardson, D. 



Welch, M. 
Gillespie, P. 



Conner, R. 



PHILADELPHIA HALL CLUB, OF PHILADELPHIA, 
PENN. 

A.J. Reach. President, Jno. I. Rogers, Secretary, 

No. 23 So. Stk St. No. 13S So. 6th St. 

Harry Wright, Manager No. yio Oxford St. 
Foster, E. E. Cusick, Andrew Daily, E. M. 

Fogarty, J. G. Mvers, Albeit 

Purcell, W A. Ganzell, C. W. 

Vinton, W. M. Malvey, Jos. 

Ferguson, C. J. Lynch, Thos. J. 



Andrews, Geo. E. 
Nolan, E. S. 
Clements, Jno. 
Bastian, C. J. 



ST. LOUIS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION, OF ST.' 
LOUIS, MO. 

H. V. Lucas, President, 2521 Cass Ave. 

Sullivan, F. P. Baker, Geo. F. Quinu, Joseph 

Bandle, F. W. Colgan, W. II. Lewis, Fred'k. 

O'Donnell, Wm. Staples, Jos. F. Henry J. Boyle. 



LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES. 

Record of Championship Games Played during the 
Season of 1884. 



Date 

ISSi 



May 



NAMES OP CONTESTANTS. 



Boston vs. Buffalo . 
New York vs. Chicago"" "" 
Providence vs. Cleveland! 
Philadelphia vs. Detroit .. 
Philadelphia vs. Detroit 
Boston vs. Buffalo 

New York vs. Chicago'.'.'. 

Providence vs. Cleveland 

„.„ " Buffalo '" 

Philadelphia vs. Chicago.. 
Boston vs. Cleveland 
New York vs. Detr jit .....'.'" 
u «( 

Boston vs. Cleveland. '.'.'.'" '" 
I lnladelphia vs. Chicago... . 
Providence vs. Buffalo..... 
Boston vs. Buffalo... 

Philadelphia vs. Chicago'.'.'..'" 
New York vs. Detroit. .... ' 

Philadelphia vs. Chicago '.'.'.'.'.'. 

Providence vs. Bnffilo 

l.oaton vs. (levela d 
New York vs. Cleveland 
Philadelphia vs. Buffalo....... 

Providence vs. Chicago.. 
Boston vs. Detroit 

Proyid nee vs. Chicago!.'."" 

I hiladelphtavs. Buffalo " 

New ~i ork vs. Cleveland 

1 hiladelubia vs. Cleveland.. . 

New York vs. Buffalo 

Boston vs. Chicago 
Providence vs. Detroit 

" cc 

Boston vs. Chica.'o....' 

g e .wYorkvB.Bnifalo ..'. 

I hilartelphiavs .Cleveland.!!.' 
piiT , , rl i VB Cleveland.... 
I hilatelplna vs. Bnffalo . 
Providence vs. Chicago . "" 
bOBloa v 8 . Detroit 

" tt 

Providenco vs. Chicago 

NewYork vs. Cleveland 



Winning Cldb 



Boston .... 
New York 
Cleveland 
Philadelphia 
Philadelphia 

Boston 

New York, 
Providence 
Providence 
Philadelphia 

Boston 

New York 



Boston 

Chicago ... 
Providence 
Buffalo... 

Boston 

Chicago .. . 
New York. 



Chicago . . 
Providence 

Boston 

New York. 
Buffalo .... 
Providence 
Boston 



Chicago ... 
Pliilauelphi 
New York. 
Pniladelplii 
New York. 

Boston 

Providence 



Boston 

New York 

Cleveland.. 

New York. 

Philadelphi 

Providence 

Boston. 

Detroit.... 

Providence 

Buffalo ... 

New York 



L.KAGUK CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES. 



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Record ov Championship Games. — Continued. 





NAMES OF CONTESTANTS. 


W'inninu Club 


Kuns 
Scored. 


Date 
1884 


a 

'3-2 
3.5 

;-*o 


So 


May 11 




Philadelphia .. 
Buffalo 


1(1 
4 
9 
5 
4 
4 

17 
5 
S 

3 
3 

12 
8 
3 

12 

S 
8 

5 

g 

11 
8 

13 
19 
10 
10 
4 
o 

4 

14 
4 
2 
15 
8 
7 
10 
12 
9 
11 
5 
9 
7 
11 
12 
12 
9 
6 
8 
9 




" 11 




1 


" 11 






" 17 




Providence 

ci 




" l'J 


II tC 




" 19 






" 19 




New York, , , , 

Boston 

Providence .... 
ii 




" 19 







" SO 
" 20 







" ai 


il it 




" 21 




1 


" 21 




Buffalo 

ii 

Cleveland 

Providence 

New York. ... 
it 




" 21 




3 


ic o > 


it (( 




" 22 







" 22 




4 


" 22 






" 2:! 


H IC 


7 


" 23 


Philadelphia vs. Providonce 


Providence .. .. 

Chicago 

Buffalo 

Detroit 

ISiiffalo 


1 


" 23 
" 23 


Clevelaud vs. Chicago 

Huff ah > vs. Detroit 



1 


" 24 

" 24 




2 
4 


" 24 


Philadelphia vs. Iloson 

" " 





" 24 
" 2ti 


Providence 

it 


5 
4 


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4 


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Detroit 

Philadelphia .. 





" 2li 
" 27 
" 27 


It «( 



1 
6 


'* 27 

" 27 




3 
1 


" 29 


Chicago 

Providence 

Buffalo 

ft 
Detroit 

Providence 

Providence 


5 


" 20 







" 29 




6 


" 29 




8 


" 30 


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" 30 


" Philadelphia 


2 


" 30 




2 


" 30 




1 


" 80 




5 


" 30 


«i « 


3 


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10 


" 30 


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7 


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5 
4 
3 



54 LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES. 

Record ok Championship Games.— Continued. 



Date 

18S4 



NAMES OF CONTESTANTS. 



Boston vs. Philadelphia. 
Detroit vs. Cleveland — 



Chicago vs. Buffalo 

Boston vs. Philadelphia ... . 

Providence vs. New York 

Boston " 

Providence vs. Philadelphia. 

Chicago vs. Buffalo 

Detroit vs. Cleveland 



Chicago vs. Buffalo 

Providence vs. Philadelphia , 

Boston vs. New York 

g! Detroit vs. Buffalo 

New Y'orkvs. Philadelphia . 
Chicago vs. Cleveland 



New York vs. Philadelphia , 

Detroit vs. Buffalo 

Boston vs Providence 

Providence vs. Boston 

Detroitvs. Buffalo 

Philadelphia vs. New York 



Chicago vs. Cleveland , 

Boston vs. Providence , 

Providence vs. Boston 

Detroit vs. Chicago 

New York vs. Philadelphia. 



Detroit vb. Chicago 

Buffalo vs. Cleveland. 



10 

il 

11 

11 

12 

12 

12 

13 

13 Detroit vs. Chicago. 

13: Philadelphia vs. New Y'ork. 

13 Providence vs. Boston. 

14 

14 

14 

14 

li, 

16 

16 

16 

17 

17 



Boston vs. Providence. 

Philadelphia vs. New York 

De roit vs. Chicago 

Buffalo vs. Cleveland 

Buffalo vs. Chicago 

Cleveland vs. Detroit 

Providence vs. Philadelphia.. 
Boston vs. New York 

A.M 

" Philadelphia, r. M 

17iProvidence vs New York .... 

17 1 Baff alo vs . Chicago 

17 Cleveland vs. Detroit 

18| " Chicago 



Winning Clue 



Runs 
Scoked. 



c = 



Boston . 
Detroit . 



Chicago 

Boston 

New York 

Boston 

Providence ... 

Chicago 

Cleveland 



.3 



Buffalo 

Philadelphia . 
New York.... 

Detroit 

New York 

Chicago 



New York .. 

Buffalo 

Providence . . 

Boston 

Buffalo 

New York .. 



Chicago 

Boston 

Boston , 

Chicago 

Philadelphia 



Detroit , 
Buffalo , 



Detroit 

New York 

Boston 

Providence . . . 
Philadelphia . 

Chicago 

Buffalo , 

Buffalo 

Cleveland.... 
Providence ... 

Boston 

New York 

Philadelphia 
Providence . . 

Buffalo 

Cleveland 



1 
3 

o 

3 

6 

7 

1 



4 

7 

4 

5 

8 

6 

5 

6 

2 

« 

6 



1 



4 

8 

6 



1 

1 

4 

7 



7 



R 

5 

1 



3 

4 

5 

S 

9 



1 

1 

6 

2 



t 

3 

9 



LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES. 



Record of Championship Games. — Continued. 



Date 


1384 


.1 nut 


U 


" 


18 


u 


18 


M 


1!) 


•< 


19 


tt 


19 










■ « 


21 


ti 


81 


ft 


21 


ii 


23 


(i 


2:i 


ii 


23 


ii 


23 


ii 


21 


ii 


24 


it 


21 


tt 


24 


it 


2r, 


41 


25 


« 


26 


If 


26 


(t 


26 


II 


26 


If 


27 


ft 


27 


II 


27 


II 


27 


'« 


2K 


11 


2S 


ff 


2S 


ft 


2S 


11 


80 


If 


30 


II 


30 


'« 


30 


July 


1 


11 


1 


it 


T 


tt 


1 


ft 


2 


tt 


2 


t< 


2 


tt 


8 


ti 


1 


it 


4 


11 


4 


tt 


4 


tt 


5 


ti 


is 


tt 


5 



NAMES OF CONTESTANTS. 



BnffalO V8. Detroit 

Boston ti. Philadelphia .. . 

Providence ve. New Yurk 

•< Philadelphia 

Buffalo va. Detroit 

Cleveland va. Chicago 

" Philadelphia.. 

Chicago va. Boston 

Buffalo va. New York 

Detroit va. Providence 

Cleveland vs. Philadelphia.., 

Buffalo vs. New York 

Chicago vs. Boston 

Detroit va. Providence 

Buffalo va. New York 

Cleveland vs. Philadelphia. . 
ii (< 

Detroit va. Providence 

Chicago va. " 

Buffalo vs. Philadelphia. . . . 

Detroit va. Boston 

Cleveland vs. New York 

ti » 

Detroit vs. Boston 

Chicago vb. Providence 

Buffalo vs. Philadelphia 

i. ii 

Chicago va. Providence 

Detroit va. Boston.. 
Cleveland va. New York 

Detroit v«. Boston 

Chicago va. Providence 

Buffalo vs Philadelphia ... 

Chicago va. " 

Cleveland va. Providence. ... 

Detroit ve. New York 

Buffalo va. Boston 

I. it 

Cleveland va. Providence 

Detroit va. New York 

Chicago va. Philadelphia 

«' " A. M. 

- " P. M 

Cleveland va. Providence 

Detroit vs. New York 

Chicago va. " 

Detroit ve. Philadelphia 

Buffalo va. Providence 



Winning Club 



Runs 

SCOKED. 



15 



Buffalo 

Boston 

Providence .. 

Detroit 

Cleveland . 
it 

Chicago 

Buffalo 

Providence . . 

Cleveland . 
New York. .. 

Boston 

Chicago 

Providence.. 
New York. . . 
Philadelphia 
Cleveland . . . 
Providence.. 



Buffalo .... 
BoBtnn .... 
Cleveland . 



Bo- ton 

Chicago .. .. 
Philadelphia . 
Buffalo 
Providence... 

Boston 

New Yoik. ... 



Boston 

Chicago 

Buffal. 

Chicago 

Providence... 

New York 

Boston 



Cleveland . . 
New York. ... 
Philadelphia . 
Chicago 



Providence . . . 

New York 

Chicago 

Deiroit 

Buffalo 



16 
II 
15 

ti 
18 

8 
H 
11 ' 

6 
10 

4 

5 

8 
12 
13 

1 
in 

G 
II 



9 

21 

•1 

li 

i:> 

li 

8 

12 

13 

6 

10 

6 

11 

S 

10 

14 

10 

12 

2 

4 

4 

7 

15 



4 
4 

7 
10 
9 



56 



LEAGUE- CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES. 



Recokd ov Ciiamihonshii' Games. — Continued. 



Date 

1884 



July 



NAMES OP CONTESTANTS. 



Winning Club. 



9 
9 
9 
9 

11 

11 

11 

11 

1!! 

12 

is 

13 

11 

14 

14 

14 

15 

15 

15 
1 
16 
1 

17 

17 

18 

18 

18 

19 

19 

19 

19 

21 

22 

SS 

22 

23 

23 

1 23 

1 23 

1 24 

1 24 

' 24 



Cleveland va. Boston 

«i it 

Chicago vb. New York 

Buffalo vb. Providence 

Detroit vs. Philadelphia.... 

Cleveland vb. Boston 

Chicago vb. New York 

Detroit vs. Philadelphia 

Buffalo vb. Providence 



Cleveland vs. Boston 

Chicago vs. New York. . . 
Detroit va. Philadelphia. 
New York vs. " 
Providence vs. Boston . . . 

Cleveland vs. Buffalo 

Detroit vs. Chicago 



Cleveland vs. Buffalo 

Boston vs. Providence 

New York vs. Philadelphia. 
Philadelphia vs. New York. 

Providence vs. Boston 

Cleveland va. Buffalo 

Detroit vs. Chicago 



Cleveland vs. Buffalo 

Boston va. Providence 

Philadelphia vs. New York 

Providence va. Boaton 

Boston vs. Providence 

Buffalo vs. Chicago 

Cleveland vs. Detroit 

Buffalo vs. Chicago 

Cleveland vs. Detroit 

Providence vs. New York 

Bostonva. " 

Providence vs. Philadelphia 

Buffalo vs. Chicago 

Cleveland vs. Detroit 

Boston vs. Philadelphia 

Cleveland va. Chicago 

Buffalo va. Detroit 

Providence va. Philadelphia 

" New York 

Boston va. Philadelphia 

Cleveland vs. Chicago 

Buffalo va. Detroit., 



Cleveland vb. Chicago.. 
Boston vb. New York. 



Buns 
Scoued. 



P 



Boston 

Chicago 

Providence . . . 
Philadelphia . 

Boston 

New York 

Philadelphia.. 
Providence , 
Buffalo.... 
Cleveland.. 
Chicago.... 

Detroit 

New York 

Providence 

Buffalo 

Detroit 

Chicago 

Buffalo 

Boaton 

New York 



Providence 

Buffalo 

Chicago 

Detroit 

Buffalo 

Boaton 

New York 

Boaton 

Providence .... 

Chicago 

Detroit. . .'. 

Buffalo 

Cleveland 

Providence . . 
Boaton 

Providence 

Buffalo , 

Detroit 

Boaton 

Chicago 

Buffalo 

Philadelphia . 

Providence . . . 

Philadelphia . 

Cleveland 

Buffalo 

Detroit 

Chicago 

New York 



4 

5 

1 

2 

1 

1 

3 



2 

2 

5 

4 

1 

3 

2 

6 

5 

3 

1 
3 
3 
2 
i 
1 
2 
7 
2 

2 
1 
1 
5 
4 




7 
6 

5 

1 
16l 13 



101 



LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES. 



57 



Record of CiiAMrioNsmi' Games. — Continued. 



Date 

1884 



July 



Inp. 



NAMES OF CONTESTANTS. 



Now York vs. Boston 

Buffalo vs. Cleveland 

New York vs. BoBton 

Philadelphia vs. Providence 

New York vs. Boston 

Buffalo vs. Cleveland 

Chicago vs. Detroit 

Buffalo vs. Cleveland 

*t « 

New York vs. Providence... 

Philadelphia vs. Boston 

(i *'..... 
Chicago vs. Detroit 

New York vs. Providence..., 

Chicago va. Cleveland 

Detroit vs. Buffalo 

New York vs. Boston 

Philadelphia vs. Providence. 

Chicago vs Cleveland 

Detroit vs. Buffalo 

Chicago vs. Cleveland 

New York vs. Providence... 
Philadelphia vs. Boston 

New York vs. Providence . . 

Chicago vs. Cleveland 

Detroit vs. Buffalo 

«i << 

Philadelphia vs. Providence. 

Boston vs. Providence 

Detroit vs. Cleveland 

Chicago vs. Buffalo 

Providence vs. Boston 

Philadelphia vs. New York. 

Detroit vs. Cleveland 

Chicago vs. Buffalo 

Boston vs. Providence 

Philadelphia vs. New York 

Detroit vs. Cleveland 

it *» 

New York vs Philadelphia.. 

Chicago vs. Buffalo.... 

•I « 

New York vs. Philadelphia. . 
Providence vs. Boston 



Winning Club 



Boston 

Buffalo 

II 

New York... 
Providence . . 

New York... 

Buffalo 

Chicago 

Buffalo 

Providence . . 
Boston 

Chicago 

CI 

Providence . . 
Cleveland. .. 

Buffalo 

Boston 

Providence . . 

Chicago 

Buffalo .. .. 
Cleveland.. . 

Chicago 

New York... 

Boston 

Philadelphia. 
Providence . . 

Cleveland 

Buffalo 

ii 

Detroit 

Providence . . 

Detroit ... . 

Chicago 

Providence .. 
Philadelphia. 
Cleveland.... 

Buffalo 

Providence . . 
New York... 
Clevelund 

New York. .. 

Buffalo 

Chicago 

Philadelphia. 
Providence . . 



Kuns 
Scoked. 



10 
4 

12 
16 
11 



10 
1 
9 
8 

11 
9 
4 
5 

10 
2 



■1 
6 
■i 
8 
9 

11 
1 

6 
1 
5 

11 
3 
8 
8 

11 
4 
4 
6 
1 
9 

15 

17 
8 
1 



58 LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES. 

Recokd of Championship Games.— Continued. 



Date 

1881 



Aug. 



Sept 



NAMES OP CONTESTANTS. 



Providence vs. Cleveland. 

New York vs. Boston 

„ " Chicago 

Boston vs. Cleveland!. . 
New York vs. Chicago 
Philadelphia vs. Cleveland 
New York vs. Buffalo.. 
Boston vs. Chicago.. 
Providence vs. Detroit..'.'.'."' 
" *( 

New York vs. Buffalo. 

Boston vs. Chicago.... 

Philadelphia vs. Cleveland ' 
New York, vs Buffalo 
Providence vs. Chicago.."" 
Boston vs. Detroit.. . 
Philadelphia vs. Cleveian V 

Boston vs. Detroit... 

Providence vs. Chicago 

New York vs. Buffalo. 
Philadelphia vs. " " 
New York vs. Cleveland '. '. .' , 

Philadelphia vs. Buffalo.'.'.'' 
Providence vs. Chicago.. 
BoBton vs. Detroit ' 

New York vs. Cleveland" ' 
Philadelphia vs. Buffalo 
Providence vs. Chicago 

" Detroit 

*• *« 

Boston vs. Chicago.. 
Philadelphia vs. Buffalo ".'.] 
NewY. rk vs. Cleveland..., 
[hiladelphia vs. Detroit 

Boston vs. Chicago , 

t>. "i , , . Clev elanu...„!!! 
1 hiladelphia vs. Detroit 
Providence vs. Buffalo 
New York vs. Chicago ...... 

Providence vs. Buffalo. '.'.'" 

Boston vs. Cleveland 

I hiladelphia vs. Detroit.'.'.'.' 

New York vs. Chicago..'"' 
Providence va. Cleveland". " 
Boston vs. Buffalo . . 
1 hiladel phia vs. Detroit ' ' 



Winning Club. 



Providence . . 

Boston 

Chicago 

Boston 

New York . . . 
Cleveland.... 
New York... 

BoBton 

Providence . . 

New York.. . . 

Boston 

Philadelphia. 
New York.... 
Providence .. 

Boston 

Philadelphia. 

Boston ' 

Providence 
Buffalo 

Cleveland.'.'.'. 
New York... 

Buffalo 

Providence . . 
Bosion 

New York. ! ! 

Buffalo 

Providence .. 
«i 

(i 

Chicago. 
Philadelphia. 
New York. 
Philadelphia. 
Boston. . . 
ii 

Detroit"*"'.! 

Prov.dence . . 
Chicago 

Providence .. 

Boston 

Philadelphia. 
Detroit.... 

Chicago 

Providence . . 

Boston 

Philadelphia. 



Kuns 
Scored. 



LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES. 



59 



Record of Championship Games. — Continued. 



Date 

1884 



Sept. 



NAMES OF CONTESTANTS. 



Providence vb, Cleveland.. 

it ct 

Boston vs. Buffalo 

New York vs. Chicago 

Philadelphia vs. Detroit ... 
Chicago... 

Mew York vs. Detroit 

Providence vs. Buffalo 

Boston vs. ' leveland. 

'• Buffalo 

Philadelphia vs. Chicago. 
Providence vs. Cleveland.. 
New York vs. Detroit 

Philadelphia B.Chicago.. 

Boston vs. Buffalo 

Providence vs. Cleveland... 
" Buffalo 

Boston vs. Cleveland.. 
Philadelphia VB, Chicago.. . 

New York vs. Detroit 

Cleveland vs. Providence, . 
" New York . 

Chicago vs. Boston 

Buffalo vs. Philadelphia... 

Detroit vs. Providence 

Cleveland vs. New York... 

Chicago vs. Boston. 

Detroit v. J . Providence 

Buffalo vs. Philadelphia 

Chicago vs. Boston 

Buffalo vs. Philadelphia . . 
Cleveland vs. New York . . 
Detroit vs. Providence .... 
Chicago vs. Boston 

u cf 

Buffalo ve. Philadelphia .. 
Cleveland vs. New York. . . 
Detroit vs. Providence.. . 
Cloveland vs. Philadelphia. 
Buffalo vs. New York 

Chicago vs, Providence 

Cleveland vs. Philadelphia 
Buffalo vs. New York. ...... 

Detroit vs. Boston 

Cleveland vs. Philadelphia 
Chicago vs. Providence. 



Kuns 
Scored. 



Winning Club 



Providence . . 

Buffalo 

Chicago. 
Philadelphia. 

Chicago 

Ni'W York. .. 

Buffalo 

Boston 

Chicago 

Providence . . 
New York. . . 

Chicago 

Bnffah 

Providence 

Boston 

Chicago 

New York. .. . 
Providence .. 

Cleveland 

Chicago 

Buffalo 

I'rovidence . . 
New York... 

Chicago 

Providence . . 

Bnffalo 

Boston 

Buffalo 

New York... 
Providence . . 

BoBton 

Chicago 

Philadelphia. 

Cleveland 

Detroit 

Philadelphia 
Buffalo 

Chicago 

Providence . . 
Philadelphia 
New York. .. 

Detroit 

u 

Philadelphia. 
Providence . 



Sf 5 
.2o 



3 
' 2 

3 

6 

15 
11 

2 

10 
8 
16 
5 
13 
2 
19 
1 
9 
8 
b 
11 
5 
13 
10 
U 
1" 

4 
9 

Is 

9 
22 

5 
6 
9 
9 



14 
5 



in 
8 




Cleveland vs. Philadelphia. 

Detroit vs. Boston 

Buffalo vs. New York , 



Chicago., 

Philadelphia. 

Detroit 

New York... 



Boston. 



Detroit vs. Boston 

" Philadelphia [Philadelphia.. 

Chicago vs. New York Chicago 

Cleveland vs. Boston — Cleveland 

" " |Bosion 

Detrol vs. Philadelphia 

Buffalo vs. Providence 

Cleveland vs. Boston 

Chicago vs. New York 



Detroit . . 
Buffalo.. 
Boston. , 
Chicago. 



Cleveland vs. Boston 
Detroit vs. Philadelphia. 
Buffalo vs. Providence... 



Detroit vs. Philadelphia 
Chicago vs. New York.... 

Buffalo vs. Providence 

" Boston 

Cleveland vs. Providence. 

Detroit vs. New York 

Chicago vs. Philadelphia. 



Detroit vs. New York 

Cleveland vs. Providence.. 



9 
9 
9 

10 
10 
10 

11 
11 
11 

11 

18 

14 
11 
15 
15| Philadelphia vs. Providence. 



Boston. ..., 
Philadelphia . 

Buffalo 

Providence 

Philadelphia.. 

C hicago 

Buffalo 

Boston 

Providence ... 

Detroit 

Chicago 



Buffalo vs. Boston 

Chicago vs. Philadelphia.. 

Cleveland vs. Providence.. 

Buffalo vs. Boston 

Detroit vs. New York 



Buffalo ve. Boston. 



New Yoik... 
Cleveland... 
Providence 

Eoston 

Chicago .... 

Providence . 

Buffalo 

Detroit 

New York.. 



Buffalo . 



Providence 



Total 



10 
(I 
5 

»8 

1 



s 



o 

2 
5 
5 
6 
4 
3 
1 
3 
5 
7 
3 
7 
1 
2 
7 
5 
3 
2 
7 
3 
3 



3578 1363 



Total Number of Runs Scored, 4940. 

RUNS SCOUED BY CLUES. 



Providence 063 Opponents 334 

Boston 661 •' 446 

Buffalo (133 " 610 

Chicago 838 ' 642 

New York 678 " 607 



Philadelphia. ...541 Opponents 815 

Cleveland 449 " 707 

Detroit 438 " 739 



Total 4940 



4940 



Average number of runss oredper game by winning clubs 8.02 

Average number of runs scored per game by losing clubs 3.05 



LEAGUE CHAEPIONSIIIP GAMES. 



BATTING RECORD 

Of Players who have taken part In fifteen or more championship games. 
SEASON 1884. 









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1 














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NAME. 


CLUB. 


CD 


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M 

112 
97 

120 

108 
80 
80 

103 
93 
81 

110 
17 


1.07 
1.91 
1.12 
'.97 
0.7 
0.88 
1.02 
0.83 
0.89 
1.00 
0.48 


E 

157 
156 
151 
159 
142 
124 
132 
146 
122 
160 
4:3 


.850 

.349 
.311 
.337 
.325 
.325 
.316 
.316 
.310 
.310 
.309 


H 

214 

203 
231 

258 
195 
217 
175 
193 
108 
258 
51 


■4 




O'Uourke 




104 
106 
107 

111 

106 
90 
lul 

112 
91 

110 
35 


418 
447 
448 
471 
436 
381 
417 
402 
393 
516 
139 


2 05 


o 




1 91 


A 


Kelly 




2 16 






«( 


2.82 






Buffalo 


1 84 




] Core 




2.41 






1 73 


G 


Buffalo 


1.72 






1.81 


\ 


Pinkney . 




2,34 


R 


Cleveland 


1.45 


fl 






m 


480 


92 


0.82 


14b 


.304 


205 


1.83 


10 




U 


40 


162 


24 


0.60 


49 


.302 


61 


1.52 


1 1 


Kichardsou.. . 




93 


421 


85 


0.86 


127 


.:<01 


1SI 


1.87 


IV 


I J foffer 


Chicago 


111 


403 


104 


11.93 


134 


.289 237 


2.13 




j Williamson 


i< 


1H6 
83 
79 


413 
374 
3:« 


82 
87 
60 


0.77 

0.98 
0.70 


115 

101 
92 


.278 
.278 
.270 


228 
162 
116 


2.15 


i:i 




1.84 


11 




1.46 


r, 




» 


112 


454 


66 


0.59 


125 


.275 


178 


1.59 






Providence 


90 
110 


459 


80 
57 


0.88 
0.51 


103 
125 


.273 

.272 


123 

180 


1.36 


17 




1.63 






103 


418 


70 


0.03 


111 


.272 


164 


1.59 


is 


Ilanlon 

Ilornung 

( Crowley 

] Morrill 




112 
84 
110 
103 

11 Hi 


443 
831 
492 
384 
418 


8 
0-1 

115 
19 
78 


0.76 

0.76 
1.04 
0.47 
0.73 


119 
94 
131 
102 
111 


.268 
.267 
.200 
.205 
.205 


161 
134 
194 
146 

153 


1.4K 






1.59 






1 76 




it 


1.41 


21 


(< 


1.44 


22 




Detroit 


88 


336 


36 


0.40 


89 


.264 


126 


1 43 


t (jillespie 


New York 


97 


401 


71 


0.73 


loa 


.261 


127 


1 31 




j McCorinick 


Cleveland 


48 


19(1 


15 


0.31 


50 


.263 


63 


1.31 






81 
SO 
118 


338 

81 

447 


47 
16 
90 


0.56 

0.80 
0.80 


89 
22 
117 


.2 3 
.201 
.261 


118 
41 

151 


1.37 






2.05 


21 


Providence 


1 .84 


o- 


Whitnev 




62 
70 


230 
282 


39 
34 


0.03 
0.48 


65 
68 


.260 
.259 


'jk 
81 


1.58 


Pfi 




1.15 


27 


( Smitli 


Cleveland 


71 


2H0 


31 


0.43 


74 


.238 109 


1.53 




•i 


80 


313 


32 


0.40 


81 


.258 105 


1.31 




1 Welch .... 




67 


834 


45 


0.67 


00 


.256 


87 


1.29 








110 


441 


70 


0.03 


114 


.256 


13.3 


1.25 






Pr .vidence 


108 
51 


4:40 
199 


57 

OR 


0.52 
0.49 


108 
50 


.251 
.251 


160 
61 


l.b2 


29 


| Wood 


1.19 






112 


465 


78 0.09 117 .251 180 


1.60 






02 BATTING RECORD. 

Batting Record. — Continued. 



NAME. 



Glasscock.. 

Ward 

Scott 

Farr;ir 

Irwin 

Coleman. .. 

Burns 

Cilligan. .. 
Crowley ... 

Purcell 

Rotating . 
Manning .. 
Miildoon. .. 
Hankinson. 
Radbourn . 

Caskin 

BuBhong .. 
Corcoran .. 

Mulvey 

Murphv 

Farreli. . . 

Sunday 

Andrews. .. 
Farreli ... 

Wise 

Llllie.... 

Brown 

Fogarty.... 

Kearns 

Jones 

Force 

Flint 

Harkins. .. 
Hackett.... 
Radford.... 

Burch 

Eggler 

Shaw 

Myers 

Annis 

Galvin. ... 

Hines 

Bagley 

Moffelt 

Collins 

Geiss 

Serad 

Ardner 

Briody 

Meinke 

Weidman.. 



CLUB. 



Cleveland .. 
New York. . . 
Detroit 
Philadelphia 
Providence . 
Philadelphia 

Chicago 

Providence 
Philadelphia 

Cleveland... 

Boston 

Cleveland... 
New York. . . 
Providence .. 
New York... 
Cleveland... 

Chicago 

Philadelphia 
Cleveland... 

Detroit 

Chicago 

Philadelphia 
Providence.. 

Boston 

Buffalo 

Chicago . 
Philadelphia 

Detroit 

m 

Buffalo ,'.". 

Chicago 

Cleveland. 
Boston . . 
Providence.. 
Cleveland. .. 

Buffalo 

Detn.it 

Buffalo 

Boston 

Buffalo 

B. st.in 
New York. . 
Cleveland... 

Buffalo 

Detroit ... 

Buffalo 

Cleveland. . . 

Detroit \ 



£ 
H 

231 
466 
429 
422 
395 

m 

319 
286 
168 
422 
404 
323 
117 
374 
352 
'ill 
199 
247 
401 
168 
458 
176 
415 
459 
408 
I5S 

61 
374 

71 
129 
380 
275 
884 
260 
3 

110 
227 

3111 
92 
258 
'27 
111 
251 
I (19 
283 
137 
02 
1 8 
334 
295 



0.62 

0.90 
0.26 
0.55 
0.73 
0.37 
0.05 
0.58 
59 
0.62 
0.65 
0.59 
0.41 
0.42 
0.56 
0.51 
0.38 
0.65 
0.47 
0.43 
0.52 
0.58 
0.70 
0.61 
0.52 
0.59 
0.40 
0.45 
0.50 
0.67 
0.44 
49 
0.40 

rrlo.39 

'• 0.57 

0.20 

0.43 

0.44 

0.4! 

0.61 

0.50 

0.4 

0.-10 

0.SH 

0.53 

0.29 

. o :;■• 

0.23 

17 0.39 

28 0.31 

230 29 



.249 

.249 
.249 

246 
.245 
. J 1.5 
.245 
.214 

244 

244 
.242 
.241 
.239 
.235 
,283 
.232 
.381 
.230 
.229 
.226 
.225 
.221 
.221 
.220 

22o 

law 

.213 
.211 
.211 
.209 
.208 
.205 
.20E 
.208 
.202 
.2'1 
.198 
.101 
.180 
.184 
.182 
.181 
.181 
.170 
.177 
.176 

.n 

.174 
.169 

.107 
.162 



72 1 
80 
28 
500 
3 
74 '0 
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57 
20 
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61 
310 
710 
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190 
84 
98 1 
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20 
41 

32 
19 
23 
18 
51 
12 
25 
28 
32 
21 
23 
22 
11 
97 
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.11 

.12 

,19 
.23 
.32 

10 
.14 
.23 
.19 
93 
07 
94 
91 

OH 
31 
S3 
05 
92 
90 
86 
9 
97 
73 
83 
16 
SI 
92 
75 
98 
5 
73 
79 
03 



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RATTING RECORD. (53 

Batting Record. — Continued. 





NAME 


CLUB. 


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s 


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V 
u 



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ea 
C5 


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to 

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01 


59 


03 
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aj 












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O 


K 









H 


M 


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18 
11 
15 
11 
12 
13 
8 


Ph 

.158 
.141 
.130 
.135 
.132 
.127 
.115 


H 

22 
15 
16 
111 
14 
18 
9 


"1 


71 






21 

30 
22 

21 


82 
76 

110 
81 
91 

102 
78 


4 
9 
5 
11 
4 
6 

g 


0.21 
0.43 
0.16 
0.80 

0.10 
0.22 
0.43 


1 15 


TO 




71 


7t 




ft r i3 


74 






86 


75 




56 


76 


Cor 


ft 66 


77 


Vinton 


0.43 


TS 




New York 


17 

19 


55 

ill 


4 

6 


0.23 
0.31 


6 

a 


.109 
.098 


6 


II 35 


7!i 




60.33 


HO 


Nava .. 




89 


112 


10 


31 


1(1 


(189 


100.31 


81 




Detroit 


22 


79 


r> 


0.22 


5 


.003 


6|0.27 



^ 



64 



LEAGUE FIELDING AVERAGES. 



FIELDING AVERAGES 

Of Players who liave taken part in fifteen or more Championship Games, 
SEASON OF 1884. 

EIRST BASEMEN. 



NAME. 



Start 

Morrill... 

Scott 

Farrar 

Brouthers. 
Phillips .. 

Anson 

MrKinnon 
O'Kourke. 



CLUB. 



Providence . . 

Boston 

Detroit 
Philadelphia 

Buffalo 

Cleveland 

CM. asro 

New York. 
Buffalo 



-d 





to 
a 
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rjtJ 
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m 
























fM 


aj 


M 




3 




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A 




V 






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03 


B 


g 


"3 


d 


a 


Y< 


B 


s 


961 


90 


S23 


81 


20 


»■ 


917 


S3 


29 


979 


1(* 


1UK 


28 


38 


MM 


111 


1132 


42 


42 


1216 


m 


9(18 


M 


35 


ma 


im 


1095 


SO 


46 


1171 


108 


1208 


39 


.18 


1300 


112 


IAN 


31 


55! 


1141 


IS 


206 


1 


14 


221 



.974 
.976 
.969 
.967 
960 
966 
.954 
.950 
.935 



SECOND BASEMEN. 



Burdock. 

Farrell 

Morrill 

Collins 

['fetter 

Jones. ...... 

Richardson. 

Ward 

Andrews.... 

Smith 

Ardner 

C-eiss 

Connor 

I'inkney 



ir>!Kearns 



Boston 

Providence .. 

Boston 

Buffalo 

Chicago 

Detroit 

Buffalo 

New York... 
Philadelphia 

Cleveland 

Cleveland . . . 

Detroit 

New York. . 
Cleveland — 
Detroit 



84 


177 


269 


36 


106 


246 


342 


50 


15 


43 


37 


7 


42 


108 


137 


23 


111 


393 


419 


87 


16 


41 


46 


10 


67 


180 


224 


47 


43 


8=1 


167 


30 


108 


230 


320 


68 


41 


111 


131 


34 


25 


54 


74 


20 


72 


190 


217 


65 


<n 


280 


205 


71 


25 


56 


67 


22 


18 


42 


44 


23 



.925 
.921 
.918 
.914 

903 
.897 

895 



280 .892 



889 
.876 
.865 
. 862 
.859 
.848 
.789 



THIRD BASEMEN. 



Sutton 

Denny 

Hankinson. 
Williamson. 

Fairell 

Mulvey 

Muldoon. .. 
White 



Boston 

rovidence . . 
New York... 

Chicairo 

Detroit 

Philadelphia 
Cleveland — 
Buffalo 



106 


115 


174 


SO 


319 


'.)(. 


140 


164 


43 


317 


101 


131 


178 


47 


356 


98 


119 


2-18 


60 


4;7 


108 


121 


192 


59 


375 


99 


151 


216 


73 


•140 


108 


125 


20.". 


65 


893 


104 


110 


191 


66 


370 



.906 
.876 
.868 
.s.V.l 
.842 
.831 
.831 
.821 



LEAGUE FIELDING AVERAGES — CONTINUED. (j5 



SHORT STOPS. 



L 














in 






8 










o 


a 


o 


to 


p. 


3 


NAME. 


CLUB. 


go 

£ 

03 

a 


a 




ID 

m 

a 


a 


1 
u 

3 

o 


a 


pi!i 






O 


« 


H 


N 


H 


fc 


1 

2 






30 
101 

68 
103 


44 
107 
118 

149 


107 
294 
207 
290 


10 

11 

46 

56 


167 
445 
431 
495 


.904 






901 






.893 


4 


Wise 




.886 


*> 






92 

99 


118 
95 


27 J 
297 


52 

54 


444 
446 


,882 


6 




.878 








19 
109 


22 

161 


6 

311 


13 

83 


98 
558 


.867 


8 




Philadelphia. 


.851 


q 




Detroit 


47 
79 
17 
17 
27 


57 
97 
18 
32 
28 


143 
254 
4) 
30 
80 


38 
68 
13 
13 
25 


238 

419 

77 

75 

133 


.840 






.837 






.831 








.826 


18 




Detroit 


.812 







FIELDEBS. 












1 
2 
3 


Hornung 




24 

75 

106 

76 

112 

53 

20 

107 

81 

111 

31 

97 

94 

58 

110 

102 

112 

08 

101 

103 

110 

59 

34 

101 

59 

54 

101 

22 

25 

15 

40 

01 

31 

42 

43 


4-1 

193 

176 

ISO 

201 

72 

21 

202 

112 

185 

48 

155 

143 

98 

174 

182 

239 

10:i 

184 

115 

183 

97 

54 

172 

103 

76 

137 

47 

34 

26 

65 

OS 

47 
60 
45 


5 
12 
13 
19 
11 
19 

5 
20 

« 
17 

9 

8 
20 
13 
18 
12 
30 
14 
25 
22 
40 
12 

23 
13 
12 
24 
6 
1 

Q 

6 

30 

3 

7 
8 


3 
19 
18 
14 
23 
10 

3 
26 
14 
24 

7 
20 
22 
15 
20 
28 
39 
18 
:!■; 
22 
37 
19 
11 
85 
21 
16 
30 
10 

7 

6 
17 
■JO 
14 
20 
27 


52 
224 
207 
169 

238 

101 

29 

248 

132 

220 

64 

183 

191 

120 

218 

2J2 

80S 

141 

241 

159 

260 

128 

72 

230 

137 

104 

191 

63 

42 

34 

88 

124 

64 

93 

80 


.942 
.915 
.913 
.911 


5 
6 

7' 
B 
9 




.903 


Richardson 


New York 


.901 

. 896 


Hines 


.895 




.894 






.893 






.890 


11 




.890 




Radford 

Eggler.. 




884 






.881 


11 


Philadelphia 


.880 


15 


Purcell 


. 8V4 


11) 




.873 


1T 






.872 


11 






.867 


14 




801 


21) 
?1 


Lillie 


Buffalo 


.85/ 




.851 


22 


1 Connor 

I Untitling 


New York 


.847 
.847 






.848 


US 




Detroit 

Philadelphia 

Philadelphia. 


.848 


"t 




.842 


"- 




.841 


•v, 




.833 


"7 






.823 


"H 






.807 


28 


Kelly 




.790 


no 




.781 




Murphy 


.720 


S3 




.062 



J 




lM5 BATTING RECORD. 

CATCHERS' AVERAGES. 



Bfl 

H 


NAME. 


CLUB. 


T3 
C 

3* 

s 

00 

s 
o 

67 
74 
79 
43 
60 
77 
26 
34 
19 
18 
71 
60 
45 
25 
44 
25 


O 
p 

u 
9 

a 

B 
« 

502 
431 
584 
243 
373 
<,44 
162 
241 
138 
112 
346 

261 
105 

198 
101 


tin 
1 

CD 

< 

09 

5 

a 

H 

101 
125 
91 
74 
60 
97 
39 
60 
35 
49 
110 
98 
55 
55 
49 
16 


m 
t-> 
o 
u 
t-t 

w 

bo 

a 

a; 

(3 

48 
41 
51 
27 
26 
49 
27 
26 
20 
33 
61 
58 
62 
32 
50 
34 


3 

a) 

m 

"a 

cj 
no 
<n 

a 

s 

85 
38 
46 
24 
45 
49 
16 
40 
21 
15 
82 
93 
51 
32 
66 
32 


/. 
a* 
o 
c 

as 

U 

"3 
o 
E* 

686 
635 
772 
368 
504 
639 
244 
367 
214 
209 
599 
6 1 
429 
224 
803 
189 


1 

a. 

§ 

s 

O 


1 






879 


2 


liwing 


875 


S 




874 


4 




861 


5 






859 


6 




816 


7 






8'tt 


R 




S>0 


9 

111 


Gaatfleld 




.80S 
770 


11 


Flint 




761 


ia 


Philadelphia. .. 


745 


18 




736 


14 


Kelly 


714 


1; 




680 


16 




.650 



LEAGUE PITCHERS' RECORD. 



67 



D. Ft Q o a 

B 5 ^ 



: *t 



s ? ?lf? r s g 5 Pel r? £§ |? S 1 






a 
p. 



SSSaiigg^SSiaSSSSSSSSS Games Played 



«K> M 



StiO;ww» vj *c -* — a ^> go c- -j. -> *c is .-o 

^ ~ -~ C T. ~ O CO O CO O' O X <C O i* — *ii CJ' CO >t* 



Times at Bat of Opponents 



trLoa; l oa7.ii-37. :■- -^ c.' -? co x x v . - o 

<Q J«lliiiCC->7:*-g.-IM O X - 1 X O X X 



Rhus Scored by Opponcn s 



-1 co — c; -X -i u* Co ci -1 -1 ci -1 — co ci .u -i co c 



(Dciii:c-i -. 



Average per game. 



Runs Earned by Opponents 



-1 CO OC -1 ~ 00 '.-• — '-< Ci CO CO ic CO Q» Id © *— CE CT. 



Average per Game 



»13C"M — MfiC"«OWCilOMCl^I.(5^K 
1- U —-! Ct ~ C iv L' ^ I' C i' IC .; W X - CX 
CO *- CO X CO X ^- O- - [ — o-cocco^-tatc 



First Base Ilils Mado by 
Opponents. 



-> *~ o* co X -i J- " c X x o- co q *s cj< cc co — ~. 

C33^ < c o» o-. co -* o -i co co co -> ^» -> co co co co 



Percentage. 



Number Put Out. 



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W 
oo 

o 
o 
w 

b 



a 
w 

M 

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o 

> 

o 

w 
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Fie ding Errors. 



'COM^A CO "-» &? "i CJ1 >-• "-"COfO W Kl 



Wild Pitches. 



•^ucomm Mt3coo3i-i*oci3— jhcau' o»i* Total Chances 

J-. c« w co i:^ <- ■— - ; t .1 t ;t ^ p •. - r;. a i- >u 



o ti o (i c »: cd 



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s, j. t;t ^ i- w — -!/-- ■ 



IOIDOOO>> k O)<^ | - , CiCiOiUiOCOM(OOtO(fii-' I 



Percentage Accepted. 



(53 



BATTING AND FIELDING. 



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KECOKD OK LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES. 



GU 



RECORD OF LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES 

Since the Formation of the League in 

1876. to and Including 1888. 

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES FOR 1876. 













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A 

03 

a> 

s 

d 

14 
21 
19 
31 
36 


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2 
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13 
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a 
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111 

9 


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m 

a 

a 


P 

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a 
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68 
64 
70 
66 
56 


53 
47 
45 
39 
30 
21 
14 
9 




4 




4 


K 


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8 




R 


n 




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4 




5 


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1 

1 


1 

4 


4 
1 


6 
2 


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5 


6 
3 


8 






1 


1 


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1 


q 


4 




5 


59 
65 


43 
56 

257 







1 


2 





o 


1 


3 






14 


21 


19 


31 


36 


35 


45 


5(1 


514 


257 



LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES FOR 1877. 















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48 
48 


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17 
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10 
5 


10 
8 
8 






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5 






94 




6 


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4 


4 


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4 


48 
48 

2-10 


29 
30 

120 






18 




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17 


20 


24 1 29 1 30 


120 



70 LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES FOR 1878. 













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60 
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19 
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30 


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10 
6 


10 
4 

10 
8 


11 

8 
8 
10 


41 




6 


sr 




8 
4 2 


3.1 




30 


Indianapolis 


2 8 


2 


4 




8 


60 


36 


24 




A 4 


4 




4 




60 
360 


45 
180 


1*p 








1ft' 23 


27 


30 


30 


45 


IK,, 



LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES FOR 1879. 





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76 
76 

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75 
42 

576 


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23 
29 
32 
32 
36 
53 
56 
27 

288 


a 

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m 

a 

03 

a 






8 

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3 
5 
2 

1 
2 


7 
4 

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8 
4 
3 



6 
9 
6 

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4 

1 
3 


10 
7 
3 

7 

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2 
3 


8 
10 
8 
8 

8 

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5 


10 
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THE NATIONAL AGREEMENT. 

than one thousand dollars as the compensation of each 
player so reserved, ,„ the contract to be made wUh Mm 
for the ensuing season. And the Secretary of each 
Association shall, on the loth dav of n .t I .12 ? . 

to the Secretaries of the "her Ssochtio ^. . tran . 8m » 

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pc led by or resigns from its Association, p rtv hereto with™. 

FoiKTii: Any contract between a Club member of am- of 
tie parties hereto and a player, made in accordance wtte 
provisions of tins agreement, shall be deemed valid and bind 

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Provided, That 


if such dis- 



qualification terminates or is revoked on or after the expiration 
of the player's contract, such player shall not be eligible to 
contract with any Club until the expiration of ten days from 
the date of mailing of written notice of such termination or 
revocation by the Association Secretary, to the Secretaries of 
the other parties hereto, and such date of mailing shall be spec- 
ified in such Secretary's notice to the other Secretaries, and 
by all the Secretaries in their notices to the Clubs of their re- 
spective Associations. 

Secoxd: No contract shall be made for the services of any 
player by any Club member of either of the parties hereto for 
a longer period than seven months, beginning April ist, and 
terminating October 31st, and no such contract for services to 
be rendered after the expiration of the current year shall be 
made prior to the 20th day of October of such year, nor shall 
any negotiation be entered into'by or between any Club or 
agent thereof, and any player, for services to be rendered in 
an ensuing year, prior to the said 20th day of October. 

Third: On the 5th day of October of each year, 
each Club member of the parties hereto, shall transmit to the 
Secretary of its Association, a list of names of any players, not 
exceeding eleven In number, on that date under contract with 
such Club, which such Club desires to reserve for the ensuing 
year, accompanied by a statement over the signature of the 
Secretary of such Club, that such Club is willing to pay not less 



THE NATIONAL AGREEMENT. 

thnn one thousand dollars as the compensation of each 
player so reserved, in the contract to be made with him 
for the ensuing season. And the Secretary of each 
Association shall, on the loth day of October, transmit 
to the Secretaries of the other Associations, parties here- 
to, a full list of players thus reserved. The Secretary of 
each Association shall, thereupon, on the 15th day of October, 
transmit to each Club member of such Association a full list 
of all players so reserved by all Clubs then composing the 
Associations, parties hereto, and no Club memb.r of either of 
the parties hereto shall contract, negotiate with, or employ any 
player while so reserved by any other Club member of cither 
of the parties hereto. Such reservation shall terminate when 
the reserving Club enters into contract with th • reserved player, 
or releases him from such reservation, or disbands, or is ex- 
pelled by or resigns from its Association, p rty hereto, without 
entering into such contract, or releasing such player from such 
reservation. 

Fourth: Any contract between a Club member of any of 
the parties hereto and a player, made in accordance with the 
provisions of this agreement, shall be deemed valid and bind- 
ing, and all other Clubs shall be debarred from employing or 
negotiating with such player during the continuance of such 
contract; unless it remains in force on October 20th, when 
such player may be negotiated or contracted with for the en. 
suing season if not reserved as provided by this agreement; 
provided that such contract shall he* considered to take effect 
upon receipt of written notice thereof by the Club members of 
the parties hereto, and the transmission of such notice by the 
respective Secretaries cf the parties hereto, each to the other, 
anil to their respective Clubs, is hereby made mandatory upon 
said .Secretaries; and such notice must follow immediately upon 
receipt of the contracting Club's notice, in any form complying 
with its Association's rules, to the Secretary o£ the Associa- 
tion to which such contracting Club belongs. 

FIFTH; In case any Club member of any party hereto, 
holding a player under reservation or by contract, shall release 
such player from such reservation or such contract, or shall 
disband or resign from or be expelled by its Association, the 
Secretary of such Association shall at once notify by mail in 
writing the Secretaries of the other Associations, parties hereto, 
of such release of the player, or disbandmciit, resignation or 
expulsion of the Club, as the case may be, and such player shall 
not be eligible to contract or play with any other Club until the 
expiration of ten days from the date of mailing of such written 
notice by the Secretary of the Association of which such re- 
leasing or retired Club is or was a member, and such date of 



1 



THE NATIONAL AGREEMENT. 



mailing shall be specified in such Secretary's notice to the 
other Secretaries, and by all the Secretaries in their notices to 
the Clubs of their respective Associations. 

Sixth: No Umpire or Club Manager under contract in 
any Association, party hereto, shall be employed i 1 or by any 
other Association, party hereto, for service as umpire, manager 
or player, for the term of such contract or any part thereof, un- 
less duly released from such contract; and the Secretary < f 
each Association shall notify the Secretaries of all other Asso- 
ciations, parties hereto, of all contracts with, and icleases of, 
Umpires and Club Managers. 

Seventh: No Club that was not a member of any party 
hereto, on the iotli day of October, 1SS3, shall be entitled to 
membership in any party hereto, or be admitted to membership 
by any party hereto, from any city or town in which, on that 
date, "any Club member of any party hereto was located 
(except that the preceding provisions of this Section shall not 
apply to the St. Louis Athletic Association), and any 
Club member of any party hereto, shall forfeit all rights 
and privileges conferred by this agreement in the event of its 
removal from the city or town where located when admitted to 
membership by any party hereto, provided that nothing herein 
contained sha!l be construed to prohibit any Club member of 
any party hereto from resigning its membership in any party 
hereto, and being admitted to membership in any other party 
hereto, with all rights and privileges conferred by this agree- 
ment. 

Eighth : No game of ball shall be played between any Club 
member of any party hereto, and any other Club that employs, 
or presents in ils nine, any player held by reservation or con- 
tract by any Club member of any party hereto under the terms 
of this agreement, or disqualified by any party hereto, nor shall 
any Club member of any party hereto play against any Club 
that shall have, at any time during the same playing season, 
played a game of ball with any other Club employing or pre- 
senting in its nine any player ineligible, as specified in this 
section. Provided, That in case the (. lub employing such 
ineligible player shall discharge him from its service, Club 
members of the parties hereto may thereafter plav against 
such Club, and against other Clubs that may have played such 
Club while employing such player. 

Ninth: Any disputes or complaints arising out of the per- 
formance of the stipulations of this agreement, and any alleged 
violations of this agreement; also, any question of interpreta- 
tion of any stipulation ot this agreement, shall be referred to an 
Arbitration Committee, to consist of three representatives tf 
each party hereto, to be appointed prior to the 31st day of 
March, in each year, by the parties hereto. Notice of such ap- 



THE NATIONAL AGREEMENT. 

pointmcnt to be served upon the Secretaries of each Associa- 
tion; and the decision of such Arbitration Committee upon 
such matters, or any of them, shall be final and binding upon 
the parties hereto. 

Tenth: The term of service of each member of the Arbi- 
tration Committee shall be one year, ending March 31st, and 
any vacancy arising in said committee shall be filled by the 
party hereto in whose delegation such vacancy-occurs. An.' 
party hereto shall also have the right to change its representa- 
tion in such committee at any time. 

Eleventh: The Arbitration Committee shall have power 
to indict upon any Club member of any party hereto, the pen- 
alty of forfeiture of all rights and privileges derived by such 
Club from this agreement, for the violation In such Club of any 
of the stipulations or requirements of this agreement, and such 
forfeiture shall take effect upon the receipt by the Secretaries 
of the parties hereto of a certificate of the findings and verdict 
of the Arbitration Committee. 

In Witness Whereof, the said parties have, by the Presi- 
dent of each of the parties beret), thereunto duly authorized, 
signed this agreement on the dates set opposite their respective 
signatures. 

A. G. Mills, 

Prest. National League vf P. B. B. G, Nov. 22. 

H. 1). McKnight, 

Prest. American Association, of P. B. B. C, Dee, 13. 

Elias Matter, 

Prest. Northwestern League, 0/ P. B. B. C. Jan. 10, 1SS4. 
W. C. Sediiiin, " 
Prest. Eastern League, of P. B. B. C. Feb. 10, 1SS4. 



Spalding's Trade Marked Base Balls. 





No. 1. Spalding's Official League Ball. — As adopted by the Per 
National League and other prominent professional and Each. Doz. 
amateur associations for 1SS5, each ball wrapped in tin 
foil and put up in a separate box, and sealed in accord- 
ance with the latest 1-caguc regulations $1 50 §15 00 

No. 1A. Spalding's Association Ball. — Made in accordance 
with the specifications of the American Association, 
each ball wrapped in tin foil and put up in a separate 
box and sealed. \\ arranted to last a full game without 
ripping or 1 using 1 its shape 1 25 13 50 

No. 2. Spalding'sProfessi nalDeadBall, white.— The best 
dead bill made, covered with selected horsehidc. 
Kverv l> ill warranted to last a game of nine innings.. . 1 25 12 00 

No. SR. Sp ilding's Professional Dead Ball, red. — Same as 

No. >, only colored red I 25 12 00 

No. 3. Spalding's Amateur Dead Ball, white. — Covered 
with horsehide, and especially adapted for practice 
games. Every ball wrrranted 100 900 

No. 3 R. Spalding's Amateur Dead Ball, red. — Same as 

No. 3, only colored red 100 900 

No. XX. Spalding's Amateur Lively Ball, white.— Cov- 
ered with horse hide. 1 o meet the growing demand for 
a good lively ball, at a medium price, we have this sea- 
son added this grade I 00 900 

No. 4. Spalding's American Club Ball, white. — Covered 
with horsehidc. A good serviceable bnl I, and especially 
adapted for boys" match games 75 7 5 n 

No. 5. Spalding's King of the Diamond BjII, white. -Cov- 
ered with horsehide, regulation size and weight. A 
good ball for catching and throwing 50 5 00 

No. 0. Spalding's Grand Duke Ball, white. — Covered with 

horsehide, r -gu hit ion size and weight 35 3 5° 

No. 7. Spalding's Boys' Favorite, white.— Regulation size 

an I weight. A good boys* bull 25 a 50 

No. 8. Spalding's Eureka Ball, white.— A trille under the 
regulation size and weight. The best cheap ball for 
the money on the market 20 2 00 

No. 9. Spalding's Rattler Ball, white.— Siz-', 8^ inches; 

weight, \% oz. The best and hugist ioc. bull made. .. 10 1 00 

No. 11. Spalding's Nickel Ball.— Size, 7^ in.; weight, 30Z. 
Paeked one dozen in a box, half all red, half all white. 
The be. t juvenile 5c. ballon the market 5 50 

Spalding's Sample Case of Balls. — Containing one each of the above balls, 
packed in a handsome partition case, suitable for traveling salesmen 
or show windows. Special prices mtale to dealers. 
Any of the above balls mailed postpaid upon receipt of price. 

Address, A. G. SPALDING & BROS., 

108 Madison St., CHICACO. 241 Broadway, NEW YORK,